With reports and rumors of a big “internet crunch” circulating, the Department of Defense is looking ahead to discern how it can take advantage of more advanced web protocols to enhance its mission.

Kris Strance, the chief of internet protocol for the department, said today in a “DoDLive” Bloggers Roundtable that the crunch – the potential loss of available address space for devices to connect to internet networks – likely won’t affect the Defense Department. But upgrading from internet protocol version four (IPv4) to version six (IPv6), he said, will allow for better network mobility and allow certain groups within the Defense Department to expedite their missions.

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