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Daily Dose - US Government to Upgrade to IPv6 by 2012

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The US chief information officer announced the Obama administration's ambitious plans to upgrade the networks and services of all US government agencies to IPv6 by September 2012.  Internal networks would be expected to be upgraded by September 2014.  Priority will be placed on public-facing web services.

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