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All Four of Internet’s Founding Fathers & DoD’s CIO to Speak at U.S. IPv6 Summit

New Internet Conference Taking Place from December 8 - 10 in Reston, VA

SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 3, 2004 - Dr. Linton Wells, the Defense Department’s CIO and Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense, Networks & Information Integration, will address the US IPv6 Conference, organizers announced today. The conference, which will take place from Dec. 8th though 10th in Reston, VA, and will also feature all four of the Internet’s founding fathers: Vint Cerf, Robert Kahn, Lawrence Roberts and Leonard Kleinrock. Dr. Charles Lynch, Chief of the IPv6 Transition Office at the Defense Information Systems Agency will also address the conference.
Full details of the conference are available at: http://www.usipv6.com.
A main focus of the conference will be the military’s plan to transition to the new Internet, and the impact that will have on spending, jobs and private sector business opportunities.
Media interested in attending the event should contact Don Marshall at donmarshall@rationalpr or 202-537-6655.
What: U.S. IPv6 Summit

When: December 8-10, 2004
Where: Hyatt Regency, Reston, VA. (10 minutes from Dulles Airport)
Who: Top government and military officials and business leaders involved with the global transition to the New Internet
Additional presentations will be given by: Alex Lightman, CEO and Chairman, IPv6 Summit, Inc,; Jim Schifalacqua, Chief Technologist, SI International; Chuck Saffell, President, Federal Network Solutions, Nortel Networks; Hiroshi Esaki, Professor, The University of Tokyo and Executive Director for Japan IPv6 Promotion Council.
The New Internet, officially known as Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), has been mandated by the U.S. Department of Defense as well as by other countries to replace the existing Internet standard, which has been in effect since 1973. IPv6 will bring about vast improvements in security, multimedia transmission, and mobile and wireless online operations, along with enabling the Internet-based networking of billions of addressable devices that will create many new commercial products and services. Details of this transition, and the many important challenges and opportunities that it holds, will be presented at the conference.

For additional information:
Media Contact:
Don Marshall
(202) 537-6655

About IPv6 Summit, Inc.

IPv6 Summit, Inc. is the leading provider of event management services for the New Internet/IPv6 industry and the publisher of 6Sense, the journal of record for the IPv6 community. The company provides world class event planning and management for North American and international conventions, providing an international forum for advancing the development and implementation of New Internet networks, technologies, applications and policies. IPv6 Summit, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California. For more information, visit: http://www.usipv6.com