Department of Defense
High Performance Computing Modernization Program

A summary of the IPv6 deployment status of many United States (US) Federal government organizations for their public-facing websites and services is available here. The Transition Progress Measures section near the end of this presentation explains how to interpret that information.

Federal Organizations other than the Department of Defense

The Federal organizations other than the Department of Defense (DoD) began to deploy IPv6 as a result of this Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum. Other Federal organizations’ policy and guidance memoranda issued since that time can be found in Part 1: Office of Management and Budget and other non-DoD Federal government organizations documents in the IPv6 Policy and Guidance article in the General Information section. Each Federal organization usually assigned responsibility for IPv6 deployment across the organization to an Office, Group or Team within the organization. A partial list of these organizations appears in this IPv6 Points of Contact article in the General Information section. A Federal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) updated in 2016 providing more information about Federal organizations’ IPv6 deployment can be found here. The original Federal FAQ is still available here.

General Services Administration Contracts

Several of the ISPs mentioned in Available Internet Service and Transit Providers in the FAQ section provide IPv6-enabled networking under General Services Administration (GSA) contracts: the Networx contract, the multiple award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Connections II contract and the Alliant 2 and Alliant 2 Small Business Government-wide Acquisition Contracts. A Statement of Work (SOW) template suitable for Federal organizations wishing to purchase services to deploy IPv6 under the Connections II contract can be found here. (Note: The scope of this SOW is limited to deployment of IPv6 on a network that is currently IPv4-only or partially dual-stacked.) The above mentioned original Federal FAQ provides additional details about IPv6-enabled networking available under the Networx contract.

(Note: The GSA is in the midst of an Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) acquisition. The Networx contract (and others) are transitioning to EIS. See this web page describing the multi-year transition.)

DoD Organizations

The DoD began to deploy IPv6 as a result of this Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)/DoD Chief Information Officer memorandum. Later DoD policy and guidance memoranda can be found in Part2: US DoD Documents in the IPv6 Policy and Guidance article in the General Information section. From 2003 until it was disestablished in 2011, the DoD assigned responsibility for IPv6 deployment across the DoD to the DoD IPv6 Transition Office (DITO), managed by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Each DoD Service/organization assigned responsibility for IPv6 deployment across the Service/organization to an Office, Group or Team within the Service/organization. A partial list of the organizations involved in IPv6 deployment within the DoD appears in this IPv6 Points of Contact article in the General Information section

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