FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2006

Kevin Hall
www.governor.virginia.gov
(804) 225-4260


Jordan Fischler
Command Information
212-302-5460 x7
Christie Miller
VEDP
(804) 545-5805
GOVERNOR KAINE ANNOUNCES 400 NEW JOBS FOR VIRGINIA
-Command Information to open the first dedicated IPv6 training center in America -


RICHMOND - Governor Timothy M. Kaine today announced that Command Information, the largest pure-play IPv6 company in the United States, will open America’s first IPv6 training center in the town of Herndon in Fairfax County. The project will create 400 new Information Technology networking, design and security jobs.

“The first dedicated IPv6 training center in America marks a significant milestone in the future of Internet technology,” said Governor Kaine. “Command Information has already experienced tremendous success in Virginia, growing from just one employee to 100 since January. The critical work that will be done at this facility also illustrates Virginia’s continued leadership in the technology industry. IPv6 will have a dramatic impact on military operations, corporate security, mobility, supply chain management and other important business functions across the globe.”

The fastest-growing IPv6 company in America, Command Information offers strategy, tactical direction and application development services for America’s largest companies and government organizations seeking to move to the fast-emerging new version of Internet protocol.

“The training center will be a resource for companies of all shapes and sizes to learn how IPv6 can improve the way business is done, and Governor Kaine's participation is one more step in Command Information’s development as the leader of this brand new IPv6-based marketplace,” said Tom Patterson, CEO of Command Information. “Our local growth will continue in the coming months with the addition of Command Labs’ Research & Development center, our IPv6 test environment, IPv6 application development centers, and IPv6 solution development centers.”

IPv6 is the next generation Internet protocol. Internet protocol is the set of techniques used to transmit data over the Internet. Designed to replace the current version, IPv4, the IPv6 version will bring advanced reliability, flexibility and security to the Internet. IPv4 was designed in the 1970s with no way to predict the demands of the Internet today. In contrast, IPv6 was designed in the past 10 years and supports 340 trillion trillion trillion unique IP addresses, correcting issues such as security, privacy, convergence and more.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia.

"Command Information's decision to locate and grow in Fairfax County is testament to the kind of technology-based economy we have built here and the investments we have made to attract and retain the highly skilled workforce that companies need to grow," said Gerald E. Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

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