More urgency for agencies to switch to IPV-6

Friday - 2/18/2011, 4:00pm EST

Pete Tseronis, chair, Federal IPV-6 Task Force

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The online world has changed, for your business or agency.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority has given out its last block of IPV-4 addresses.

This means that sometime in the near future, every new device that you connect to the Internet will use a new kind of address - IPV-6.

Federal agencies have been making the move to that protocol for years. But a new sense of urgency has entered the picture.

Pete Tseronis, chair of the Federal IPV-6 Task Force, explains what all of this means for you and your agency.

RELATED LINKS

OMB, CIO Council issues new IPv6 guidance (Federal News Radio)

Update: ICANN assigns its last IPv4 addresses (Computer World)

Memo from Vivek Kundra on transition to IPV-6