SOURCE: IPv6 Summit, Inc.

November 02, 2005 08:00 ET

Federal CIO Workshops to Support US Government Transition to New Internet Standard Until Mid-2008

Monthly Workshops to Prep for Upcoming Changeover of Federal Departments to the IPv6 Standard

SANTA MONICA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 2, 2005 -- IPv6 Summit, Inc., a subsidiary of Innofone, Inc. (OTC BB: INFN), announced today a three-year series of workshops on Transitioning to the New Internet Standard, Internet Protocol version 6, or IPv6 for the Federal Government and its contractors. The New Internet is a major upgrade to the existing Internet (IPv4, in service since 1973) that offers trillions of times more addresses, mandatory security, better support for mobility and other important features, These advantages, and hearings held by the Government Reform Committee, prompted the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop a three-year plan for the Federal Government to become IPv6-capable by 2005, in concert with the Dept. of Defense. This series of workshops offers Federal CIOs and their contractors a concentrated and affordable venue to learn about the benefits of IPv6, to explain the transition process step by step, and to learn how to respond to the OMB Memo (M-05-22) by the relevant due dates.

Details of the workshop are available at The OMB guidance envisions a three-year transition, and the Federal CIO Workshops will thus be held monthly for the next three years to fully support and assist in the long term process.

The next Federal CIO IPv6 Transition Workshop will take place on Friday, November 4, at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, in Arlington, VA, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (coffee and meals are provided). The workshop is led by experts who have deep knowledge of the New Internet and who have actually generated and managed IPv6 transition plans. This is the second workshop in the series.

The workshop leaders will be Dr. Charles (Chuck) Lynch, Adjunct Professor at George Mason University, widely seen as one of the most informed and experienced experts on the US federal government transition to IPv6, and Dale Geesey, Vice President of Consulting for v6 Transition, and a veteran on consulting to the US government and, more recently, one of the largest organizations of Coaltion Partner nations, as well as private industry. Their combined expertise on IPv6 transition planning is among the best in the US.

"These workshops will be extremely valuable not only for the Federal Government and its contractors, but for any and all IT firms that need to start planning their own transition to IPv6," said Alex Lightman, CEO of IPv6 Summit. "Organizations will be able to save time and money learning how to plan for and then actually transition to the New Internet, a changeover that is inevitable. They will be able to take advantages of best practices learned from both the Department of Defense and global IT companies that are far advanced or have already completed such a transition."

The upcoming workshop will include: Introduction and Overview of the New Internet and its features and benefits; Update of OMB Plans; How to Conduct an Inventory and Analysis; Techniques for Collecting Inventories; Conducting a Cost Analysis; Performing a Risk Analysis; Managing and Mining the Databases; and networking and Q&A sessions.

The third workshop will be run concurrently with the US IPv6 Summit 2005, to be held Dec. 6-9, 2005, at the Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA. The US IPv6 Summits are the largest paid attendance IPv6-focused events in the world and typically attract between 500 and 700 attendees, and dozens of leading technology companies, US government agencies and delegates from Coalition Partner governments.

For additional information about how to register online, see, or contact Linda Nichols at 310.458.9407 or

About IPv6 Summit, Inc.

IPv6 Summit, Inc., organizes world-class conferences and offers training and consulting related to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). IPv6 Summit is a subsidiary of Innofone, Inc. (OTC BB: INFN), the first public company focused exclusively on IPv6. The company is dedicated to providing a broad range of services and products for the New Internet, as well as supporting an international forum for advancing the knowledge, development and implementation of New Internet technologies, applications and policies. IPv6 Summit, Inc. organized the successful IPv6 Summits in San Diego (June, 2003), Arlington (Dec., 2003), Santa Monica (June, 2004) and Reston (Dec., 2004), the Coalition Summit for IPv6 in May, 2005 (which attracted delegates from 30 countries), and IPv6 events in cooperation with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the largest trade show in North America. For more information, see

Contact Information

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    Leah Thompson
    IPv6 Summit, Inc.
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