"Does it matter that it's September and not January? No, because it's not a cliff-edge situation," Curran says. "Strategically, we need to enable as much content that is dual IPv6 and IPv4 as soon as possible…There are quite a number of federal websites. Getting those reachable via IPv6 would be a major step forward."
Besides the IPv6 memorandum that was released by Kundra at the workshop today, the federal government committed to delivering three other items that will help U.S. network operators migrate to IPv6:
--A template that corporate boards of directors can use when evaluating the risks that a company faces related to IPv6 deployment.
--A uniform checklist that network engineers can use to measure whether IT products are fully compatible IPv6 specifications and existing IPv4-based infrastructure.
--A dashboard on the status of IPv6 deployment nationwide.
Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra committed to delivering the first items within 90 days with help from industry leaders.
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