Canada’s New Government Funding Strengthens Canadian IT Research

The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry, today highlighted Budget 2007 funding of $120 million in 2006-07 to CANARIE Inc., a not-for-profit corporation that manages CAnet, a sophisticated broadband network that links Canadian universities, research hospitals, and other science facilities to each other and to leading science facilities in other countries.

Education’s Tseronis focuses on light at the end of the IPv6 tunnel

Peter Tseronis, director of network services at the Education Department, is acutely aware of the Office of Management and Budget’s order for agencies to transition to the new IPv6 networking protocols. “We’re down to a year and two months to the OMB deadline,” he said recently. But Tseronis, who is overseeing Education’s transition, sees that mandate as an opportunity rather than a chore. And his efforts aren’t limited to Education.

IPv6 looms on the horizon

In 2000, senior network advisers at the Social Security Administration saw IPv6 twinkling on the horizon and realized it would be the next frontier in technology. Showing more vision than many agencies, SSA began to prepare for the arrival of IPv6 just as the adrenaline rush to fix the Year 2000 programming bug had begun to fade.

Government Computer News

List of Articles by GCN.

IP Version 6 Working Group

On July 6, 2006, the IETF Secretariat began archiving previous versions of IETF WG charter files when the charters get updated. The archiving activity is not retroactive.

IPv6 Canada Forum Website

IPv6 Canada is a sub-chapter of the North American IPv6 Task Force and will adopt its by-laws, charter, and membership agreements. IPv6 Canada will be an open group, accepting members from all geographies within Canada. Current and future membership of the IPv6 Canada will be required to support or contribute, in some way, to the ongoing efforts, initiatives, and objectives of the IPv6 community in the region and worldwide. All members of the IPv6 Canada represent themselves as individuals, not their companies or organizations.