Vivek Kundra, the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO), issued a directive on September 28 to “expedite the operational deployment and use of IPv6,” which includes the following for US agencies (excerpted):

  • Upgrade public/external facing servers and services (e.g. web, email, DNS, ISP services, etc.) to operationally use native IPv6 by the end of FY 2012
  • Upgrade internal client applications that communicate with public Internet servers and supporting enterprise networks to operationally use native IPv6 by the end of FY 2014

To read the directive, click here. For an additional summary, see White House issues IPv6 directive in NetworkWorld.

Joe Davies
Principal Writer for the Windows Server Documentation Team