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May 17, 2011 at 9:36 am PST

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The Federal Government and IPv6 World Day

May 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm PST

As you may know, June 8th is going to be an important day for the Internet!

It is World IPv6 Day : http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day/

This day for 24 hours, most of the majors content providers will enable IPv6 on their front door.

www.cisco.com is going to be one of these web sites that will be reachable on IPv6 Internet, among 100’s of others globally, including  Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Bing, Akamai and many more. You can see the complete list of participants here.

Notably, many of the Federal Government Agencies are also participating such as:

National Library of Medicine

www.nlm.nih.gov

United States Federal Aviation Administration

www.faa.gov

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

www.ntia.doc.gov

United States Office of Personnel Management

buffalo.feb.gov
sanantonio.feb.gov
newmexico.feb.gov
cincinnati.feb.gov
minnesota.feb.gov
pittsburgh.feb.gov
detroit.feb.gov
philadelphia.feb.gov
houston.feb.gov
newark.feb.gov
www.lmrcouncil.gov
www.pmf.gov
www.usalearning.gov

National Technical Information Service

www.ntis.gov

United States Census Bureau

www.census.gov

ISACA

www.isaca.org
www.itgi.org
www.takinggovernanceforward.org

US Department of Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov

Cisco has been very much leading the industry through this transition. The TAC (technical Assistance Center) and the service organization will support both the planning phase of World IPv6 Day, as well as providing customer support.

Government has been at the forefront of  IPv6, and should continue to take the lead on this effort.  Please read our whitepaper on the subject (you have to register) and check out our Federal IPv6 Site.

And I’ll make this offer -- any Government Agency that would like to participate in World IPv6 Day but needs a little help through the transition, please write me directly and we’ll get you lots of help.



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ISR Gen2 Routers Earn Multiple Government Security Certifications

May 13, 2011 at 3:03 pm PST

Cisco was recently awarded three separate government cryptographic validations in network routing for 12 of its newest Cisco Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), pursuant to U.S. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.

The new platforms are architected to enable the next phase of branch-office evolution, providing rich mediacollaboration and virtualization to the branch while maximizing operational cost savings.

The newly validated FIPS 140-2 Level 2 Cryptographic validated products include:

For further information on Cisco’s commitment to Government Certifications, please visit our Website or participate in our social networking communities on “Facebook” or “Twitter”.

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Cisco IPv6 Sales and Customer Technical Training Series

May 10, 2011 at 1:35 pm PST

Join Cisco for a technical seminar on planning for IPv6 transition. Along with Cisco technical experts and other customers, you will get an in-depth look at planning and technical considerations based on Cisco’s Preserve, Prepare and Prosper strategy. These workshops can accommodate between 40 and 50 people and will begin the week of May 23rd, 2011 and run through June 28th, 2011.

The topics of these technical sessions are as follows:

  • Project timelines
  • IPv6 planning and considerations
    • Readiness assessment (application and network)
    • What to ask of Service Providers
    • Transition strategies (dual stack, translation, tunneling, etc)
  • Requirements gathering and drivers
  • Migration challenges
  • What Cisco is doing for World IPv6 Day (optional)

These workshops are open to all theaters and segments, featuring:

  • Three hours of combined sales and customer training
  • Between two and four hours of hands on virtual lab training with Cisco’s GOLD lab

Customer-to-customer TelePresence sessions to share best practices (certain locations only)

Training will be hosted in the following cities:

  • Herndon, Virginia
  • New York City, New York

Please REGISTER HERE

For more information, please contact:
Cisco Registration

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Smart Business Architectures and the Case for Borderless Networks

May 3, 2011 at 8:15 am PST

From a talk I did at the Government Solutions Forum on “Smart Business Architectures and the Case for Borderless Networks

 

 

If you would like to follow along with the visuals, they are available on the Prezi site here.

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