How to meet IPv6 standards

Wednesday - 2/2/2011, 2:02pm EST

Sheila Frankel, a computer scientist at the Computer Security Division, NIST

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Your IPv6-compatible devices will be expected to pass a set of standards laid out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Most agencies have not actually made the switch yet to IP-v6, but they have had to demonstrate they can send and receive traffic using it.

Sheila Frankel, a computer scientist at the Computer Security Division at NIST, tells Federal News Radio's Tom Temin that the process of becoming completely IPv6- compatible starts with the products you purchase.

Listen to the full interview tomorrow at 10 a.m. on the Federal Security Spotlight.

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