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Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) Policy

PURPOSE

The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) establishes this Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6) Policy in accordance with Office of Management and Budget (0MB) Memorandum M-21-07, Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).

AUTHORITY

  • OMB Memorandum M-21-07, Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) (November 19, 2020)
SCOPE

This policy applies to all USITC employees and contract personnel.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Chief Information Officer (CIO): The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for establishing priorities and ensuring the availability of resources needed to implement the IPV6 transition requirements set forth in M-21-07. The CIO will designate a technical lead and chief point of contact for the Commission’s IPV6 transition activities.

Network Services Division (NSD) Chief: The Network Services Division Chief serves as the lead and chief point of contact for the Commission’s IPV6 transition activities. The Network Services Division Chief Will create and lead the Commission’s IPV6 Integrated Project Team.

IPV6 Integrated Project Team (IPV6 IPT): The IPV6 Integrated Project Team shall include acquisition, policy and technical members, to coordinate IPV6 transition activities across the Commission. The IPT is responsible for developing and overseeing the overall IPv6 transition plan, which shall be inclusive of strategies, acquisitions, processes, status, and milestones.

System Owners: System Owners are responsible for ensuring system documentation details plans for transitioning to IPv6 and that these plans align with the overall IPv6 Implementation Plan and USITC risk tolerance.

POLICY

In accordance with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Memorandum 21-07 (M-21- 07), and in conjunction with Commission’s strategic objective to identify, deliver, and secure reliable enterprise information systems, all new United States International Trade Commission (USITC) information technology systems and services will be IPv6-enabled at the time of deployment by Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. It is also the strategic intent of the Commission to phase out the use of IPv4 for all current USITC systems as soon as practical by addressing M-21-07.

This memorandum designates the USITC Network Services Division Chief as the lead of the Commission’s IPv6 Integrated Project Team (IPT), which includes acquisition, policy and technical members, to coordinate these actions. The IPT is responsible for developing and overseeing the overall IPv6 transition plan, which shall be inclusive of strategies, acquisitions, processes, status, and milestones. Additionally, system owners shall ensure system documentation details plans for transitioning to IPv6 and that these plans align with the overall IPv6 Implementation Plan and USITC risk tolerance.

In support of this mandate, designated key information technology stakeholders identified within the IPT are tasked to:

  • Provide strategies, processes, status, and milestones for inclusion in the overall IPv6 implementation plan;

  • Collaborate with IT advisory councils, authorization officials, system owners and other USITC information technology stakeholders to identify opportunities for IPv6 pilots and nominate them to the IPT;

  • Oversee implementation of the USITC’s IPv6 implementation plan;

  • Ensure that approval of new systems, or upgrades to existing systems include a review of the system’s IPv6 readiness to ensure consistency with the Commission’s IPv6 Implementation Plan;

  • Work with USITC’s procurement authorities to ensure processes are in place requiring that all new information technology acquisitions of systems and services can operate in an IPv6-only environment by the milestones established in the Commission’s IPv6 implementation plan.