Lawmaker seeks czar to oversee transition to next-generation Internet
Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - :51 AM
Topic: 6DEPLOY
Posted by: Jordi

The U.S. government, the world's largest purchaser of information technology products and services, needs a central authority dedicated to administering agencies' transition to the next-generation Internet, the chairman of the House Government Reform Committee said Tuesday.

Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., said federal agencies will play a key role in leading the country's transition to the upgraded network known as Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6. Failing to do so would place the United States in a "back-seat position" in the development of the Internet, he said, as China and Europe aggressively move forward with the new standard.

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