CS Associate Professor Paul Francis will sit on IPv6 Panel

CS Associate Professor Paul Francis has been invited to sit on the U.S. Department of Commerce's task force studying Internet protocol Version 6 (IPv6) on July 28, 2004. The meeting will focus on the the costs and benefits of a transition to IPv6; the appropriate role of government, if any, in the deployment of the new Internet Protocol; and its impact on security, competitiveness and Internet use.

"As the Internet continues to play an important role in the performance of the U.S. economy, our leadership in Internet technologies will make a significant contribution to job growth and our economic and national security," said Michael D. Gallagher, administrator of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. "The public meeting on IPv6 issues will help us to gather the information needed to evaluate the costs and benefits of this new Internet standard." "As the Internet continues to play an important role in the performance of the U.S. economy, our leadership in Internet technologies will make a significant contribution to job growth and our economic and national security," said Michael D. Gallagher, administrator of the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. "The public meeting on IPv6 issues will help us to gather the information needed to evaluate the costs and benefits of this new Internet standard."

For more information on the task force meeting, go to http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/press/2004/ipv6meeting_07202004.htm