David Gewirtz

David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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Fed move to IPv6 heats up

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.

August 3, 2005 by Richard Koman


Divergent accessibility standards

Are federal and state governments on different tracks when it comes to implementing web accessibility standards? On his Vox Populus blog, Mark Headd notes that federal law sets accessibility standards for federal agencies but it's not clear whether the rules also apply to state governments.

August 2, 2005 by Richard Koman


Chertoff on technology and homeland security

Homeland security is a very big job - encompassing everything from border control to cybersecurity to staving off nuclear attacks - and it can't be done without better reliance on technology and better coordination between the federal government and state and local officials and law enforcement, Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said in a speech last week.

July 31, 2005 by Richard Koman


Lawyer for local governments blasts broadband bill

Jim Baller, an attorney who represents governments seeking to build their own municipal networks, has issued a statement about the municipal network providsion of the Broadband Investment and Consumer Choice Act, introduced by Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada).

July 29, 2005 by Richard Koman