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Federal Government Organizations other than the Department of Defense

A summary of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) deployment status of many United States (US) Federal government organizations (other than the Department of Defense (DoD) and affiliated 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.

The Federal government organizations (other than the DoD) began to deploy IPv6 as a result of this Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memorandum. Other Federal government organizations’ policy and guidance memoranda issued since that time can be found in Part 1: United States (US) and Federal government (other than the DoD) organizations documents in the IPv6 and IoT Policy and Guidance article in the General Information section. Each Federal government organization usually assigned responsibility for IPv6 deployment across the organization to an Office, Group or Team within the organization. A partial list of Federal government organizations appears in this IPv6 Points of Contact article in the General Information section. A 2022 Federal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) update providing more information about Federal government organizations’ IPv6 deployment can be found here. A 2016 Federal FAQ is available here. The original 2011 Federal FAQ is still available here.    

General Services Administration Contracts

Several of the ISPs mentioned in Available Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Networks 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 (which ends on May 31, 2023) and the Alliant 2 Government-wide Acquisition Contract. A Statement of Work (SOW) template suitable for Federal government 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 original 2011 Federal FAQ mentioned above provides additional details about IPv6-enabled networking available under the Networx contract.

A Guidance for Program Management of Agency Transition to an IPv6-only Environment document (authentication required) is available on the GSA Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) page.

(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 GSA web page describing the on-going multi-year transition.)

DoD Organizations

A summary of the IPv6 deployment status of many DoD organizations for their public-facing websites and services is available here. (Only DoD and affiliated organizations appear on this web page.)

The DoD began to deploy IPv6 as a result of this Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration)/DoD Chief Information Officer 2003 memorandum. Later DoD policy and guidance memoranda can be found in Part 2: US DoD organizations documents in the IPv6 and IoT 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 initially assigned responsibility for IPv6 deployment across the Service/organization to an Office, Group or Team within the Service/organization, but by 2014 that responsibility had been spread out across the Services/organizations. A partial list of the organizations initially involved in IPv6 deployment within the DoD appears in this IPv6 Points of Contact article in the General Information section.

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