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As the day draws nearer for the world to run out of the unique addresses that allow us to use the Internet, NIST has some help for managers on how to make the shift securely. We get details from NIST's Sheila Frankel.
Federal News Radio has obtained exclusive details on the IT budget guidance OMB sent to agencies for the fiscal 2012 budget request. The administration is asking agencies to begin using monitoring their networks continuously by the end of next year. OMB also sets deadlines for cyberscope, IPv6 and funding of e-government projects.
After meetings between agencies, the CIO Council's panel is concerned that even if agencies meet OMB's 2012 deadline to make the switch, their Internet service providers may not. The task force is hoping to meet with GSA and Networx vendors to make sure everyone is ready for IPv6.
Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Pete Tseronis , John Curran , Andrew McLaughlin , OMB , CIO Council , American Registry for Internet Numbers , Networx , Internet service providers , Jared Serbu
Agency CIOs are under pressure to move to the new network protocol over the next two years. Technology officials can look to the Defense Research and Engineering Network for some important lessons learned. DREN has successfully made the transition to IPv6.
With new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget for federal computer networks regarding IPv6 compliance, what should federal chief information officers and network administrators be doing now to prepare their networks? Some advice from a network expert trying to help both industry and federal officials with the transition.
Agencies must make their data networks compliant with the IPv6 protocol now. The government and private industry face a looming crisis as Internet addresses defined by an increasingly dated technical protocol run out, possibly as early as next year. Agencies must first upgrade external servers to run the new protocol.
Qwest says "By offering the next-generation security that is baked into dedicated IPv6 addressing, Qwest is doing its part to provide government and business customers with the most advanced Internet security that is available." More from CTO Pieter Poll.
Experts wary about cybersecurity, Black market rising for IP addresses
This week, host Tom Temin talks with Timothy Winters, Senior IP Manager at the IPv6 Interoperability Lab at the University of New Hampshire.