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Why the FBI wants IPv6: It's better for tracking criminals

New protocols will allow individual IP addresses for all users, which doesn’t always happen with IPv4.

IPv6 traffic shoots up on World Launch Day; dot-gov domains join in

IPv6-enabled resources and traffic increased significantly June 6, the day set by the Internet Society to jump-start adoption. More than 130 U.S. government domains took part with no problems.

On World IPv6 Launch Day, governments in the cockpit

One-third of respondents in a new survey have deployed or are deploying the next generation of Internet Protocols, with government adoption even higher.

How BlackBerry holds onto government users

Despite growing competition from Android and Apple, RIM says its security, support for BYOD policies and cross-platform management services appeal to agencies.

Fugitives, beware: FBI's Most Wanted list goes mobile

The new smart-phone version of the bureau's website includes the popular 10 Most Wanted feature as well as crime statistics, scrollable lists of missing children, and the sex offender registry.

Turn on IPv6, get attacked by malware

As content providers and end users adopt IPv6, malware using the new Internet Protocols is ready and waiting, says content delivery company Akamai.

InterCall Unified Meeting System

When telecommuting is more than just a phone call

InterCall Unified Meeting helps you host, control and manage a conference call effectively.

Latest in Army training: How to write your own apps

As a part of its broader mobile device efforts, the Army has begun training efforts to teach soldiers how to write their own apps and then make them available for download.

To learn IPv6, you must first unlearn IPv4

IPv6 is not IPv4, and administrators will have to learn new tricks in setting up and running networks using the latest protocols, one network manager says.

How one university is switching to IPv6 on its own terms

Central Michigan University is starting while it still has plenty of IPv4 address space left, giving network administrators time to listen, learn and implement.

UN regulation of Internet: 'The threat is real'

Opposition to proposals to extend international regulations to the Internet is bipartisan and seemingly unanimous across U.S. government and industry.

ICANN sets big 'Reveal' on new Top Level Domain names

The list of new names applied for will be published June 13, though approvals are not expected before early 2013.

DISA to begin pilot programs of DOD mobile network

The agency is building the architecture for the Defense Department's mobile network and expects to have it at least partly up and running by the end of the year.

Backdoor in chip used by military: Blame software, not China

When researchers found a backdoor in chips used in military and industrial systems, suspicions turned quickly to China. But the real culprit?

Beware UN regulation of the Internet, panel warns

Some nations want more regulation of the Internet, and would give control to the ITU. U.S. government and industry officials say that's a bad idea.