Fed move to IPv6 heats up

Summary:The federal government will complete the transition to Internet Protocol v6 by June 2008. In a memo (PDF) released yesterday, Karen Evans, the head of the Office of Management and Budget's office of e-government and IT, unveiled a timeframe for completing the transition.

The federal government will complete the transition to Internet Protocol v6 by June 2008. In a memo (PDF) released yesterday, Karen Evans, the head of the Office of Management and Budget's office of e-government and IT, unveiled a timeframe for completing the transition.

  • By November 15, agencies must conduct an inventory of Internet-aware routers, switches and firewalls.
  • Conduct a cost and risk analysis of making the switch and report findings to OMB by June 2006.
  • Starting in February 2006, agencies will start making the transition, with progress judged by the Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework
  • Transition to be completed by June 2008.
More coverage at Washington Technology.

Topics: Government : US

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