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A Profile for IPv6 in the U.S. Government

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This document recommends a technology acquisition profile for common IPv6 devices to be procured and deployed in operational USG IT systems.

This document recommends a technology acquisition profile for common IPv6 devices to be procured and deployed in operational USG IT systems.

This standards profile is meant to: (a) define a simple taxonomy of common network devices; (b) define their minimal mandatory IPv6 capabilities and identify significant configuration options so as to assist agencies in the development of more specific acquisition and deployment plans; and, (c) provide the basis to further define the technical meaning of specific USG policies. The scope of the device taxonomy and the selection of mandatory capabilities and identified options are purposefully conservative in some ways; defining systems and capabilities that are thought to be of common utility to the USG as a whole. In other ways, this profile "raises the bar" for some areas of IPv6 technology that are thought vital to protect the current and future security of Federal IT systems and to protect the economic investment of early adopters.

This document is a second draft of the profile, which is now in the public review stage of the NIST process.

The attached Zip file includes:

  • Intro Page.doc
  • Cover Sheet and Terms.pdf
  • A Profile for IPv6 in the U.S. Government.pdf
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