The National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting a public meeting on May 20,
2010 at the NIST site in Gaithersburg, Md., to review a compliance
testing program and upcoming revisions to the standards profile for
USGv6, the United States government implementation of the new Internet
protocol, IPv6. The USGv6 Program provides a technical infrastructure to
assist federal agencies in the acquisition of IPv6 technologies.
Recent modifications to Federal Acquisition
Regulations require agencies to begin using the USGv6 Profile and Test
Program beginning in July 2010.
The USGv6 Test Program presently has two
participating accreditors and two accredited laboratories, with more
test labs in consideration. (See “First
Test Labs for Next-Generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) Are Accredited,”
NIST Tech Beat, March 2, 2010, at www.nist.gov/public_affairs/techbeat/tb2010_0302.htm#ipv6
for more about the test labs.)
NIST is holding the meeting to review the
test program and to acquire feedback from stakeholders from agencies,
IPv6 product vendors and test laboratories. Issues to be discussed
include USGv6 capabilities and requirements, testing operations and
interlaboratory comparisons and reporting of test results.
To register to attend, please e-mail
email@example.com with your name, company affiliation, title,
contact details and citizenship information. For more information,
please contact Stephen Nightingale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program“Frequently Asked Questions” page may be found at www.antd.nist.gov/usgv6/usgv6-v1-faq.htm.
Media Contact: Evelyn Brown, email@example.com, (301)