Commerce weighs IPv6 for governmentwide use
- By Joab Jackson
- Jan 15, 2004
The Commerce Department is accepting public comments on the costs and benefits of switching to IP Version 6 from Version 4.
The request for comments
released today hints at possible large-scale use of the protocol across all agencies.
The government 'must fully explore the costs and technical impacts of large-scale deployment,' Michael Gallagher, acting assistant secretary for communications and information, said in a statement.
The comments will be evaluated by a task force composed of members from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
A report based on the department's recommendations and other findings will be presented to the president later this year.
Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.