Daily Archives: December 2, 2020

NIST Updates USGv6 Program in Support of New Federal IPv6 Initiatives

In November 2020, OMB issued memorandum M-21-07 "Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)", which outlines the Federal government's strategic intent "to deliver its information services, operate its networks, and access the services of others using only IPv6". This policy also instructed NIST to update and expand its USGv6 standards profile and test program to facilitate this government-wide initiative. In anticipation of this request NIST and its partners undertook a significant revision of the USGv6 Profile and Test Program to update their technical specifications and