The Business Case and Roadmap for Completing IPv6 Adoption in US Government, draft

CIO Council
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The purpose of this document is to provide U.S. government agency leaders with practical and actionable guidance on how to successfully integrate Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) throughout their enterprise. This guidance builds upon the Office of Management and Budget’s previous requirement for agencies to prove IPv6 enablement through core network infrastructure testing by June 30, 2008 (M-05-22) by providing:

  1. Definition of the next phase of Federal IPv6 transition.
  2. Overview of how to leverage Enterprise Architecture (EA) and Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) to drive IPv6 transition.
  3. Practical guidance and common milestones that agencies can use to facilitate deployment of IPv6-enabled network services in support of their core mission applications.
  4. Description of how IPv6 transition impacts other Federal initiatives, such as Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) and Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) -12.
  5. Clear Positioning of IPv6 as an integrating framework and organizing principle for the next generation of Federal IT Infrastructure.

(Executive Summary)