While the IC’s research organization looks into adding security to cloud environments, in the here and now, intelligence agencies are sharing more data.
It's not really a choice of whether agencies will move to the next-generation Internet Protocol, it's a matter of when. And the "when" can't be that far off because IP Version 4 addresses will likely be depleted within 10 years — 15 at the most.
Research based on current address assignment rates suggests the IPv4 address pool will run dry sometime between 2016 and 2021.
So what should you do to prepare for the next version, IPv6? The Government Accountability Offices says
agencies need to do six things:
The Office of Management and Budget is pushing agencies to decrease — and ultimately do away with — appropriations for the cross-agency E-Government Initiatives, in favor of supporting them directly through fees.
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