17. Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

Agencies must remain up to date with major technical changes in internet protocol.

A. Agencies are already required to upgrade public/external facing servers and services to use native IPv6. 40

B. Agencies must also ensure that their procurements of networked information technology comply with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) requirements 41 for use of the U.S. Government IPv6 Profile and Test Program for the completeness and quality of their IPv6 capabilities. 42


40: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/omb/assets/egov_docs/transition-to-ipv6.pdf; https://cio.gov/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/09/202_IPv6_Roadmap_FINAL_20120712.pdf; http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-119/sp800-119.pdf

41: 48 CFR 11.002(g); see 48 CFR 7.105(b)(4)(iii), 12.202(e), and 39.101(e)

42: See NIST SP 500-267, “A Profile for IPv6 in the US Government:” http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-119/sp800-119.pdf