The InterPlanetary Networking Special Interest Group (IPNSIG) of the Internet Society (ISOC) has announced the organizations' Second Annual IPN Conference in Washington, DC; slated for Monday, May 18, 2015. This time focusing on Delay & Disruption Tolerant Networking (DTN): the Emerging Standard for Space Data Communications.
- Vint Cerf (Google VP, co-author of TCP-IP, one of the “fathers of the Internet—and IPN-ISOC board member) will provide an overview of InterPlanetary Networking.
- The NASA/Boeing team (Brett Willman & Suzanne Davidson) working on DTN aboard the International Space Station
- The NASA team (David Israel & Donald Cornwell) who concluded the very successful Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration in late 2013 and who are planning the 2017 Laser Relay Communication Demonstration.
- Scott Burleigh (JPL’s chief DTN architect) will be explaining recent significant enhancements to the ION DTN distribution (the distribution currently in use on ISS).
- Keith Scott leads the Consultative Consortium for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) DTN working group that is standardizing DTN protocols for use in civilian space missions. He will talk about the Bundle Protocol becoming one of the networking protocols being standardized for space communication as part of the Solar System Internet (the other is IP).
- Scott Pace is the Director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. He will be speaking about the increasing importance of space policies as more nation states engage and collaborate in space exploration.
While admission is free for all to attend, and breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided it is crucial that you register to attend. Physical attendance is limited to 150 people. The event will reportedly be webcast on the Internet Society’s LiveStream Channel and presentations will also be published on YouTube for VOD streaming poste-event. You can register for the event at the IPN's Eventbrite site.
The Federal Communications Commission has issued the codified order targeting Net Neutrality. Entitled FCC 15-24*, for GN Docket Number 14-28, In the Matter of Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet, Report and Order on Remand, Declaratory Ruling, and Order. At over *Four hundred pages long*, this document will (likely) become one of the most highly contentious Orders emerging this year (or the weapon of choice for conspiracy theorists due to it's weight*) from the Commission.
Astoundingly, myths still arise in this epoch of science, strangely so, when dealing with new technologies [Read: new means new in the final two years of the last century as IPv4 was originally codified by the IETF in 1981, with the acceptance of RFC 791] - in this case the vaunted move to IPv6. Now, arising from the ashes of IPv4 exhaustion hysteria, comes a current popular myth surrounds the utilization NATs in IPv4 and the lack of a counterpart construct in IPv6.
News, of the latest crop of secondary school cyber-defense teams advancing into the finals of the CyberPatriot National Finals Competition. CyberPatriot has additional information for those of you that wish to attend the live National Finals Competition on March 13th through and inclusive of March 15th, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland. Congratulations to All!