Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
By September 30, 2014, agencies need to update their public networks to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) to comply with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance.
GSA has made available a comprehensive IPv6 SOW Template [DOC, 1.25 MB] for agencies to use at no cost to help achieve a smooth and well-planned transition. GSA encourages each agency to access, customize and leverage the IPv6 SOW for its own needs.
Every government agency faces the challenge to identify and update IPv4 assets to IPv6 and GSA’s IPv6 SOW Template [DOC, 1.25 MB] is a good place to start or if you’ve already started to use as a reference.
IPv6 provides greatly expanded IP address space with better mobility and security. It can also reduce your network administration and security support costs downstream.
GSA also offers IPv6-compliant equipment, applications, transition support, and integrated solutions. Connections II contractors have expertise to help agencies plan, test, acquire equipment, and implement the IPv6 update.
IPV6-SPECIFIC transition support
Connections II connects agencies to companies with expertise in IPv6 transition services and support.
Planning Guide/Roadmap Toward IPv6 Adoption within the U.S. Government [PDF, 4.30KB] from CIO.gov also provides information.
COMMERCIAL IT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES CONTRACTS
IT Schedule 70
IT Schedule 70 offers commercial IPv6-compliant IT products and services, including:
- Product leasing;
- Daily or short term rental of IT equipment;
- New equipment purchase;
- Used or refurbished equipment purchase;
- IT professional services; and
- Electronic commerce and subscription services.
State, local, and tribal governments
State, local, and tribal governments can use the Cooperative Purchasing Program to buy from IT Schedule 70.
END-TO-END IT SOLUTIONS CONTRACTS
Networx allows federal agencies to build seamless, secure operating environments through customized telecommunications services, including IPv6 services.
Networx IPv6 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) [PDF, 43KB, 05/04/2012]
Governmentwide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs) provide IPv6 transition services as part of a total IT solution.
Telecommunications infrastructure and IPv6 transition support
Connections II offers secure telecommunications infrastructure for your federal building or campus.
The shortcut to this page is www.gsa.gov/ipv6.