Fairfax, VA, September 07, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- SynExi, LLC announced today that it has joined the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] team that will transition a portion of its global network to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Lockheed Martin has assembled a world renowned team of IPv6 experts to work through all phases of a full-scale IPv6 transition, similar to one that a government agency would undertake. The IPv6 transition pilot, which is lead by Lockheed Martin’s IPv6 Center of Excellence, spans transition test sites in 10 different cities, from California to the United Kingdom.
“The Lockheed Martin IPv6 transition pilot will provide a model and best practices that will benefit government agencies while transitioning their enterprises to IPv6,” said Frank Cuccias, director, Lockheed Martin IPv6 Center of Excellence.
IPv6 is the new Internet protocol and provides the foundation for developing next generation applications and services. In 2003, the Office of the Secretary of Defense released policy for the Department of Defense to begin transitioning to IPv6. In 2005, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandated the entire federal government upgrade to IPv6 with the first major milestone for agencies to be IPv6 operational by June 2008.
SynExi was created by well known IT and IPv6 experts Dr. Chuck Lynch and Dale Geesey to provide government and commercial organizations with strategic-level consulting on applying technology to meet their mission and goals. SynExi provides insight into many critical areas of advanced technology such as IPv6, enterprise architecture, systems engineering, and disaster recovery. The company not only helps guide federal agencies to meet the specific requirements of OMB’s 2008 deadline for IPv6 compliance, but how to implement technologies such as IPv6 to achieve the greatest long-term benefit for their agency.
“One of the greatest challenges I faced in creating the DoD IPv6 Transition Office was not being able to reach out and learn from companies that had already gone through the painful process of transitioning to IPv6,” said Lynch. “The Lockheed Martin IPv6 pilot project will provide government agencies exactly what they need right now, real world experience”.
SynExi’s focus also extends to helping Systems Integrators and Government Vendors understand the government’s requirements for IPv6 and how to position their products and services to provide needed support to agencies during this time of transition.
“Lockheed Martin has established a great team to support their IPv6 transition pilot and we are pleased to be part of it,” said Geesey. “SynExi will not only support an important part in the transition pilot, we will also play a critical role in getting the best practices into the hands of the agencies where it is needed most.”
Fairfax, VA-based SynExi is a partnership between leading technology experts to provide strategic-level consulting to meet the challenges associated with technology transition. We focus on the identification, development, and the adoption of new technologies to usher in next generation capabilities to meet the ever changing mission and requirements of commercial, governmental and international organizations. For more information on SynExi, technology transition, or IPv6 contact us or visit www.synexi.net