A collection of policy, guidance and best practices documents for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and Internet of Things (IoT) (which have also been called Smart Objects, Things, or Devices) in 4 parts.

Part 1: United States (US) Federal government (other than the DoD) organizations documents

Part 2: US Department of Defense (DoD) organizations documents

Part 3: US Non-governmental and State and Local government organizations documents

Part 4: International organizations and organizations outside the United States (including Canadian, European, Asian, Australian and others) documents

Policy, guidance and best practices documents specific to cloud computing appear in the Cloud Computing article in the IPv6 Infrastructure section. Best practices documents describing IPv6 and IoT security appear in the IPv6 and IoT Security Best Practices article in the Security section. Best practices documents describing smart cities appear in the Additional Information about IoT and Smart Cities article of the IPv6 and IoT: Frequently Asked Questions section.

(Note: A policy document describes a set of specific actions that must be taken or goals that must be achieved. A guidance document describes a set of non-mandatory actions that could be taken or practices that could be used to achieve recommended goals. A best practices document describes actions or practices that are known to produce good outcomes when followed.)

Part 1: United States (USFederal government (other than the DoD) organizations documents

Office of the President

Executive Order 14028 “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity", May, 2021
National Cybersecurity Strategy, Mar, 2023
National Cybersecurity Strategy Implementation Plan, July, 2023

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Administrator, Office of E-Government and Information Technology

M-22-09 Moving the U.S. Government Toward Zero Trust Cybersecurity Principles, Jan, 2022
Memorandum M-05-22 of August 2, 2005. [Rescinded Nov, 2020, by OFCIO Memorandum M-21-07 Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).]
Improving Agency Performance Using Information and Information Technology (Enterprise Architecture Assessment Framework v3.1), June, 2009
Management and Oversight of Federal Information Technology, June, 2015
Circular A-130 Managing Information as a Strategic Resource revised July 28, 2016 (Section 5.i Leveraging the Evolving Internet)

Deputy Director for Management

Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency

Management Advisory Report: A Guide for Assessing Cybersecurity within the Office of Inspector General Community, Feb, 2014

Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO)

Transition to IPv6, Sept, 2010. [Rescinded Nov, 2020, by OFCIO Memorandum M-21-07 Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6).] An updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the Transition to IPv6 can be found here. The original FAQ for the Transition to IPv6 is available here.
Memorandum M-17-06 Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services, Nov 8, 2016
White Paper: Networks of the Future, Dec 2, 2019
Memorandum M-21-07 Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), Nov, 2020. The FAQ for M-21-07 can be found here.

(OMB and CISA also maintain a zerotrust.cyber.gov website containing Zero Trust guidance documents.)

Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council

CIO.gov website

Federal CIO Handbook, Mar, 2021
Federal Small Agency CIO and IT Executive Handbook, Apr, 2023

Federal IPv6 Task Force

IPv6 Transition Guidance, Feb, 2006. Note: An expanded outline of Section 4.2 Components of an IPv6 Transition Plan of this document can be found here
Demonstration Plan to Support Agency IPv6 Compliance, Jan, 2008
Planning Guide/Roadmap Toward IPv6 Adoption within the US Government, July, 2012. [Rescinded Aug, 2018, by OMB Memorandum M-18-23 Shifting From Low-Value to High-Value Work.] An updated FAQ can be found here. The original 2011 FAQ is available here.
Zero Trust Cybersecurity Current Trends report by the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), Apr, 2019
Federal IPv6 Transition Best Practices, Ralph Wallace (by permission of the author), Feb, 2021
Guidance for Program Management of Agency Transition to an IPv6-only Environment, Apr, 2021 (authentication required)

The CIO Council Federal IPv6 Task Force also maintains a comprehensive Federal IPv6 transition FAQ, a collection of M-21-07-specific Implementation Artifacts to assist agencies in their implementation of IPv6 (authentication required), a collection of key documents and resources (authentication required) specific to the deployment of IPv6 and a collection of recommended documents related to IPv6

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

(see HHS Policy for the Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) under Department of Health and Human Services)

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), July, 2018

Congress of the United States of America

Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020, Dec, 2020

Department of Commerce (DoC)

 Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Policy, Sept, 2021

(Note: Several federal Bureaus and Offices are part of the DoC. For example, NIST and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are part of the DoC.)

Department of Education (ED)

Enterprise Architecture Program Office

Enterprise Transition Strategy Plan, Feb, 2008, Section 9.0 IPv6 Transition Strategy and Milestones

IPv6 Transition Guide, Version 2.0, April, 2011

Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO)

Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), May, 2021

Information Assurance Services (IAS)

Security and Privacy Requirements for Information Technology Procurements, Sept, 2020, Section 2.5

Department of Energy (DoE)

Department of Energy Acquisition Letter Al-2010-06, May, 2010
Department of Energy Complete Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Interim Solution, May, 2021
Department of Energy IPv6 Best Practices, Apr, 2012

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Policy, May, 2021

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Complete Transition to IPv6, May, 2021
HHS Policy for the Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), Aug, 2021

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Securing the Internet of Things, Nov, 2016
Cybersecurity Strategy, May, 2018
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT): Opportunities, Risks, Mitigation, Dec, 2019

Deputy Undersecretary for Management

DHS Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), May, 2021

Office of Inspector General

DHS Must Address Internet Protocol Version 6 Challenges, May, 2008

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

The Internet of Things: Impact on Public Safety Communications, Mar, 2019
Internet of Things Tip Sheet, Dec, 2019
Internet of Things Security Acquisition Guidance, Feb, 2020
Cybersecurity Best Practices For Industrial Control Systems, May, 2020
High Value Asset Control Overlay Version 2.0, Jan, 2021
Internet Protocol Version 6 Considerations for Trusted Internet Connections 3.0, Jan, 2022
Binding Operational Directive 23-01, Oct, 2022
Binding Operational Directive 23-01 Implementation Guidance, Oct, 2022
Zero Trust Maturity Model (version 2), Apr, 2023
Shields Up Technical Guidance, ongoing

(OMB and CISA also jointly maintain a zerotrust.cyber.gov website containing Zero Trust guidance documents.)

National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)

Report to the President on Internet and Communications Resilience, Nov, 2017

Department of Justice (DoJ)

Securing your “Internet of Things” Devices, July, 2017
Department of Justice transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPV6), Feb, 2021

Department of State (DoS)

Department of State Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Policy Statement, Sept, 2021

Department of Transportation (DoT)

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Implementation Policy, May 2021

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Guidance, June, 2006
FAA Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) and Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) Policy and Strategy, May, 2021

Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Report to Congress on Internet of Things, Feb, 2017

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Department of Veterans Affairs Enterprise Architecture Guidance for the VA IPV6 Network Transition, Jan, 2006
Department of Veterans Affairs Transition Plan for IPV6, Version 3.00, March, 2009
Department of Veterans Affairs IPv6 Applications Testing Best Practices, Jun, 2010
Department of Veterans Affairs Memorandum “US Government Version 6 (USGv6) Guidance", September, 2016
Department of Veterans Affairs IPv6 Transition Guide, September 2016
Mobility Impact of Internet of Things (IoT), Nov, 2016
VA Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Transition Procedures (VIEWS 05135661), May, 2021
VA Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Transition Policy, Nov, 2022

Virtual Office of Acquisition

Public Document Library (VA IPv6 policy documents)

Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM)

EXIM Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Compliance Policy, Oct, 2021

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) staff

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), Dec, 2009 parts 7, 11, 12, and 39 as amended. (The NIST Special Publications for Profile for IPv6 and UGSv6 Test Methods referenced in the amended part 11 may be found in the NIST section below.)

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Potential Impacts on Communications From IPv4 Exhaustion & IPv6 Transition, Dec, 2010
FCC Information Technology (IT) Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Compliance Policy, Apr, 2021
FCC IT IPv6 Procurement Checklist, Apr, 2021
FCC IT IPv6 Implementation Plan and Checklist (draft), Oct, 2021

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB)

FRTIB IPv6 Policy, Mar, 2021

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World, Nov, 2013
Careful Connections: Keeping the Internet of Things Secure, Sept, 2020
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), Sept, 2021

General Services Administration (GSA)

GSA Acquisition Manuall (GSAM), Section 511.170 Information Technology Coordination and Standards Part (d), Apr, 2023
GSA and IPv6 White Paper, Feb, 2004
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Policy (internal GSA policy), May, 2022

The GSA also maintains a webpage containing a collection of IPv6 contracting resources

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 6: Federal Agencies Need to Plan for Transition and Manage Security Risks, GAO-05-471, May, 2005
INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION 6 Federal Government in Early Stages of Transition and Key Challenges Remain, GAO-06-675, June, 2006
Technology Assessment: The Technology of Things, GAO-17-75, May, 2017
Internet of Things: Enhanced Assessments and Guidance are Needed to Address Security Risks in DOD, GAO-17-668, July, 2017
Critical infrastructure Protection: Actions Needed to Address Significant Cybersecurity Risks Facing the Electric Grid, GAO-19-332, Aug, 2019
DoD Needs to Improve Transition Planning, GAO-20-402, June, 2020 
Internet of Things: Information on Use by Federal Agencies, GAO-20-577, Aug, 2020

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (see the US Treasury)

Millennium Challenge Corporation

Internet Protocol Policy, Jul, 2021

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

NASA Integrated Communication Services (NICS) IPv6 Best Practices Guide, Apr, 2014
Status of NASA's Transition To Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPV6), Sept, 2010
Policies to Ensure IPv6 Compliance in acquiring Information Technology (IT), May, 2016
Complete Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), May, 2021

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Audit of NARA's Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6, March, 2009
NARA 803, Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Policy, May, 2021

National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)

Planning Report 05-2, IPv6 Economic Impact Assessment Final Report, Oct, 2005 (A related article: Could IPv6 Improve Network Security? And If So, at What Cost?, Jun, 2005)
A Profile for IPv6 in the U.S. Government – Version 1.0, Special Publication 500-267, July, 2008 [Superseded Nov, 2020, by SP 267Br1]
USGv6 Test Methods: General Description and Validation - Version 2.0, Special Publication 500-273, Nov, 2009 [Superseded Nov, 2020 by SP 500-281Br1]
NIST Networks of ‘Things’ Special Publication 800-183, Jul, 2016
List of Standards and Guidance cited in NIST Privacy Framework Request for Information (RFI) Responses, Feb, 2019
NIST Zero Trust Architecture Special Publication 800-207, Aug, 2020
NIST IoT Cybersecurity Guidance Requirements Catalog Special Publication 800-213
, Nov, 2021
NIST IoT Device Cybersecurity Requirements Catalog Special Publication 800-213A, Nov, 2021
NISTIR IoT Device Cybersecurity Capability Core Baseline 8259A, May, 2020
NISTIR IoT Non-Technical Supporting Capability Core Baseline 8259B, Aug, 2021
NISTIR series of reports providing lifecycle guidance for manufacturers of IoT devices 8259, 2020 and later
NIST series of reports providing guidance to federal agencies deploying IoT devices 800-213, 2019 and later
NISTIR Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks 8228, Jun, 2019
NISTIR Internet of Things (IoT) Trust Concerns (DRAFT), Oct, 2018
NISTIR Workshop Summary Report for “Building the Federal profile For IoT Device Cybersecurity” Virtual Workshop 8322, Jan, 2021
NISTIR Summary Report for the Virtual Workshop Addressing Public Comment on NIST Cybersecurity for IoT Guidance 8379, Sept, 2021
NIST IPv6 Profile, Special Publication 500-267Ar1, Nov, 2020
NISTv6 Capabilities Table, Special Publication 500-267Ar1s, Nov, 2020
A Preliminary Update from the Internet of Things Federal Working Group,
Jul, 2023
USGv6 Profile, Special Publication 500-267Br1, Nov, 2020
USGv6 Capabilities Table, Special Publication 500-267Br1s, Nov, 2020
USGv6 Test Program Guide, Special Publication 500-281Ar1, Nov, 2020
USGv6 Suppliers Declaration of Conformity, Special Publication 500-281Ar1s, Nov, 2020
USGv6 Test Methods: General Description and Validation, Special Publication 500-281Br1, Nov, 2020
Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6, Special Publication 800-119, Dec, 2010
Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, Special Publication 800-53r5, Sept 2020

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE)

Securing Home IoT Devices using Manufacture Usage Descriptions (MuD) (several topics), since May, 2021
Secure IPv6-only Implementation in the Enterprise (draft), Dec, 2021
Securing Distributed Energy Resources: An Example of Industrial internet of Things Cybersecurity 1800-32 (in 5 volumes), Feb, 2022

National Security Agency (NSA)

Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Secretariat

CNSS Glossary, Apr, 2015

Digital Media Center Publications

The Next Wave: Internet of Things, Vol. 21, No. 2, Jan, 2016
IPv6 Security Guidance, PP-22-1805, Jan, 2023

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Incentives, Benefits, Costs, and Challenges to IPv6 Implementation, Aug, 2016
Various comments (received in response to the above), Oct, 2016

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Chief Information Officer

Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), July, 2021

Social Security Administration (SSA)

SSA IPv6 Policy 2005-17-21 (informal)
Social Security Information Resources Management Strategic Plan, Fiscal Year 2007 (excerpt relating to IPv6)
Social Security Administration Enterprise Roadmap Fiscal Years 2014-2017, Mar 2014 (pages 100-102)

Office of the Inspector General

The Social Security Administration’s Implementation of Internet Protocol version 6, Aug, 2008

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

USAID Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), May, 2021
ADS Chapter 509 Management and Oversight of Agency Information Technology Resources, Apr, 2021
ADS Chapter 549 Telecommunications Management, Apr, 2021

Office of the Deputy Chief Information Officer (M/DCIO)

IPv6 Plans and Standards, June, 2006

Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

Audit of USAID's Implementation of Internet Protocol version 6, A-000-08-006-P, Sept, 2008

United States Commission on Civil Rights (CCR)

IPv6 Policy, May, 2021

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Policies to Ensure IPv6 Compliance for Information Technology (IT) Purchases, Aug 2016
Procurement Advisory No. 127, Nov 2016
IPv6 Policy Waiver Request, Jun 2018

United States Department of Interior (DOI)

DOI Enterprise Transition Strategy, Feb, 2006
Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6, Jun 2021

United States Department of Labor (DOL)

DOL Enterprise Transition Plan - 2011, Apr, 2011
Complete Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), May, 2021

United States Department of State (DoS)

Department of State Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Policy Statement, Sept, 2021

United States Department of Treasury (US Treasury)

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Implementation, Nov, 2005
Final Audit Report – Planning Is Underway for the Enterprise-Wide Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6, but Further Actions Are Needed, Feb, 2014
Acquisition Procedures Version 1.0, Oct, 2018, see part 1011.002(g)
Guidance for the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), May, 2021

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Information Directive CIO 2124.1 Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Compliance Policy, May, 2021

United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Office of Information Technology (OIT)

DFC Internet Protocol Policy IPv6, Feb, 2023

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)


United States Office of Government Ethics (OGE)

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Implementation Plan, Sept, 2021
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Policy, May, 2021

United States Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission (OSHRC)

OSHRC Policy for IPv6 (M-21-07), 2021

United States Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC)

Postal Regulatory Commission’s Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), 2021

Part 2: US Department of Defense (DoD) organizations documents

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (as sponsor of University of Pennsylvania)


DoD Policy and Guidance

Defense Acquisition University (DAU)

Defense Acquisition Guidebook, Chapter 6 Information Technology and Business Systems, Section 3 Business Practice, Subsection 9 Enterprise Services, Subsubsection 3 Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)

Assistant Secretary of Defense (Networks and Information Integration) [which became the DoD Chief Information Officer in Nov, 2014]

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), June, 2003
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Interim Transition Guidance, Sept, 2003
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Policy Update, Aug, 2005
Transition Planning for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), Aug, 2005
DoD Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Implementation, Feb, 2008
DoD Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Definitions, June, 2008
Guidance and Policy for Implementation of OMB IPv6 FYs 2012 and 2014 Requirements, March, 2011
DoD IPv6 Standard Profiles For IPv6 Capable Products Version 6.0, July, 2011

DoD Chief Information Officer

DoD Information Enterprise Architecture (IEA) Version 2.0, Aug, 2012
DoD Policy Recommendations for the Internet of Things (IoT), Dec 2016
DoD Chief Information Officer (DoD CIO), Sep, 2017
DoD Internet Protocol Version 6 Implementation Direction and Guidance, Feb, 2019
DoD Zero Trust Strategy, Oct, 2022

Deputy Secretary of Defense

Department of Defense Implementation of Internet Protocol Version 6 – Directive-type Memorandum 21-004, June, 2021

(Note: Army, Navy, and Air Force IPv6 policy and guidance documents may also be found on their respective restricted-access websites mentioned in IPv6 Points of Contact in the FAQ section.)

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

Unified Capabilities Requirements 2013 (UCR 2013) Change 2, Sept, 2017 (scroll down to Section 5 IPv6)

DISA/Information Assurance Support Environment

Security Requirements Guide (SRG)/Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) -- public access
SRG/STIGs -- restricted access (authentication required)

DISA/IPv6 virtual Program Management Office (PMO), presented at AFCEA TechNet Cyber, Dec, 2020

Internet Protocol Version 6

Office of Inspector General

DoD Needs to Reinitiate Migration to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) (Redacted), DODIG-2015-044, Dec, 2014
(Note: Instructions to obtain a copy of the unredacted document are available here.)
(Also, see the report  "DoD Needs to Improve Transition Planning", GAO-20-402, June, 2020, under the Government Accountability Office in Part 1 above.)
Audit of the DoD’s Compliance with Security Requirements When Using Commercial Cloud Services, DODIG-2023-052, Feb, 2023

Department of the Air Force

Air University

The Rise of IPv6: The Benefits and Costs of Transforming Military Cyberspace, Air & Space Power Journal, Mar-Apr 2015

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition) (SAF/AQ)

Air Force Guidance Memorandum to AFI 63-101/20-101, Integrated Life Cycle Management, Sept, 2016, Sect 7.4

Department of the Army (DA)

Army Regulation 25-1 Army Information Management Army Information Technology, Section 4-17b2, Jul 2019
Army Regulations 25-13 Army Telecommunications and Unified Capabilities, Sections 2-6 and 4-6, May 2017

  Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)

Director, High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP)

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), Aug, 2003

Department of the Navy (DN)

  Naval Postgraduate School

The Department of Defenses Transition of Program of Record (POR) Systems from Internet Protocol Version Four (IPv4) to Internet Protocol Version Six (IPv6), Dec, 2006

United States Marine Corps (USMC)

  Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers, Plans and
     Policy Division


United States Naval War College (NWC)

IPv6 Implementation at the Naval War College, Nov, 2020

Part 3: US Non-governmental and State and Local government organizations documents 

 Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS)

Ten Security Golden Rules for Industrial IoT Solutions, Sept, 2021

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)

AFCEA International Cyber Committee

The Security Implications of the Internet of Things, Feb, 2015

California State

Senate Bill 327 Information privacy: connected devices (SB-327), Sep, 2018

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Leveraging the Internet of Things for a More Efficient and Effective Military, Sept, 2015

Infoblox, Inc.

IPv6 Best Practices, March, 2017

Massachusetts State

Office of the State Auditor

Audit of the Administration of the Internet of Things, Sept, 2018

New York City (NYC)

IoT Strategy: The New York City Internet of Things Strategy, Mar, 2021

Rand Corporation

The Internet of Bodies: Opportunities, Risk, and Governance, Apr, 2020

Washington State

Policy 300 – Statewide Migration to IPv6, Nov, 2017

Part 4: International organizations and organizations outside the United States (including Canadian, European, Asian, Australian and others) documents 

3Pillar Global, Inc.

Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) Cybersecurity – Defending the Internet of Targets, Apr, 2020

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Telecommunications and Information Working Group (TEL) 

APEC TEL IPv6 Guidelines, Sept, 2010
APEC TEL IPv6 Deployment Strategies in APEC Economies, Aug, 2017

Australian Defence Organisation

Australian Defence Organisation CDR-01 Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Transition Plan, July, 2005

Australian Government Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Industry 4.0, June, 2022

Australian Government Department of Finance and Deregulation, Information Management Office

A Strategy for the Implementation of IPv6 for Australian Government Agencies, version 2, July, 2009
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Transition Project formally closed, Feb, 2016

Australian Government Department of Homeland Affairs

Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers, Sept, 2020

Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP) Task Force, France

Enterprises: How to Deploy IPv6?, Mar, 2022


President of the Republic

Decree No. 9,854 National Internet of Things Plan, Jun, 2019


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards Advisory Council of Canada (ISACC) IPv6 Task Group (IITG)

IPv6 in Canada: Final Report and Recommendations of the IITG, March, 2010

Chief Information Officer Branch

Government of Canada IPv6 Adoption Strategy, May, 2012

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Internet Protocol version 6 Network Equipment Procurement Guideline, Nov, 2012
Technical Requirements for Internet Protocol Version 6 Network Equipment Procurement Guideline v2.0, June, 2013


Central Committee of the Communist Party

Action Plan for Promoting the Large-Scale Deployment of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6), Nov, 2017 (English translation)

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT)

Implementing the Action Plan for Promoting the Scale Deployment of the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), May, 2018 (English translation)
Notice on accelerating the deployment and application of the sixth edition (IPv6) of the Internet Protocol, July, 2021 (English translation)
2022 Work Arrangement for Further Promoting the Large-scale Deployment and Application of IPv6, Apr, 2022 (English translation)
2023 Work Arrangement for Further Promoting the Large-scale Deployment and Application of IPv6, May, 2023 (English translation)

Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

CSA IoT Security Controls Framework v2, Jan, 2021

Guide to the Internet of Things (IoT) Security Controls Framework v2, Jan, 2021


Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post

A Practical approach for IPv6 Introduction and Migration, Aug, 2012

European Digital SME Alliance

SME Guide for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), April, 2020

European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

Deployment of IPv6-based Internet of Things, IP6 008, Jun, 2017
IPv6 Deployment in the Enterprise, Jun, 2017
Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things: Baseline Requirements, Jun, 2020
IPv6 Enhanced Innovation (IPE): Gap Analysis, Aug, 2021
IPv6 Enhanced Innovation (IPE): 5G Transport over IPv6 and SRv6, May, 2022

Industry Specification Group on IPv6 Integration (ISG IP6)

IPv6 Best Practices, Benefits, Transition Challenges, and the Way Forward (Section 6), Aug, 2020

European Union (EU)

Impact of IPv6 on Vertical Markets, Oct, 2007
ADVANCING THE INTERNET: Action Plan for the deployment of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Europe, June, 2008
Governments Enabled with IPv6 (GEN6) Presentations, May, 2015
Europe’s Internet of Things Policy, since 2015

IPv6 Framework for European Governments (SMART 2016/0099 supported by plum)

Technical Profiles IPv6 for Public Administrations in Europe, Apr, 2018
Guidelines and Process: IPv6 for Public Administrations in Europe, Nov, 2018

European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA)

Baseline Security Recommendations for IoT, Nov, 2017
Good Practices for Security of IoT – Secure Software Development Lifecycle, Nov, 2019
Guidelines for Securing the Internet of Things, Nov, 2020

EU-China Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) (Note: the EU-China project ended June, 2015. The www.euchina-fire.eu website is archived.)

IPv6: Deployment Best Practices - Examples, Mar, 2015
IPv6: Deployment Best Practices - Governments and Enterprises, Jul, 2015

European Union-Internet of Things (EU-IoT) Consortium

NGIoT Roadmap and Policy Recommendations, May, 2022


Bundesministerium des Innern

DEUTSCHLAND-ONLINE INFRASTRUKTUR IPv6 Reference Manual (in English), Jan, 2011


IPv6 Transition Guide for the Public Administration, version 1.1 (in English), Dec, 2013

Groupe Spécial Mobile (GSM) Association (GSMA)

Understanding the Internet of Things (IoT), Jul, 2014
Opportunities and Use Cases for EDGE COMPUTING IN THE IoT, Nov, 2018

Hogan Lovells

A Comparison of IoT Regulatory Uncertainty in the EU, China, and the United States, Mar, 2019


Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Department of Telecommunications

Progressive IPv6 Transition Timeline Revisions are available here
National IPv6 Deployment Roadmap Version II, March, 2013
Compendium of IPv6 Based Solutions/ Architecture/ Case Studies for Different Industry Verticals, Aug, 2014
National Telecom M2M Roadmap, Jan, 2015

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

INTERNET OF THINGS Innovation Landscape Brief, Sep, 2019

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

A Handbook on Internet Protocol (IP)-Based Networks and Related Topics and Issues, Aug, 2005
Attachments for A Handbook on Internet Protocol (IP)-Based Networks and Related Topics and Issues, Sept, 2005
Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development, Feb, 2016
Reference model of IPv6 subnet addressing plan for Internet of Things deployment (Draft), Jan 2018. Also, see comments

(In addition to the articles referenced above, the ITU also maintains a website devoted to IPv6 and related topics and a website devoted to IoT and related topics)

Internet Architecture Board (IAB)

IPv6 Address Allocation Management Request for Comments (RFC) 1881, Dec, 1995
IAB/IESG Recommendations on IPv6 Address Allocations to Sites RFC 3177, Sept 2001 (obsoleted by IPv6 Address Assignment to End Sites RFC 6177, Mar 2011)
IAB Thoughts on IPv6 Network Address Translation, RFC 5902, Jul, 2010
Architectural Considerations in Smart Object Networking, RFC 7452, Mar, 2015
Statement on IPv6, Nov, 2016

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

Office of the Chief Technology Officer (as sponsor of Internet Governance Project)

ICANN’s IPv6 Initiative, Feb 2017
The Hidden Standards War: Economic Factors Affecting IPv6 Deployment (final draft), Feb 2019
The DNS and the Internet of Things: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges, May, 2019
The ICANN Strategic Policy for FY 2021 to 2025, Jun 2019

Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Best Practice Forum on Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption, Nov, 2015
2016 Best Practice Forum on IPv6 -- understanding the commercial and economic incentives behind a successful IPv6 deployment, Dec, 2016

Internet of Things Privacy Forum

Clearly Opaque, Privacy Risks of the Internet of Things, May, 2018

Internet Society (ISOC)

Internet of Things: An Overview, Oct, 2015
Policy Brief: Adoption of IPv6, Apr, 2016
Policy Brief: IoT Privacy Brief for Policy Makers, Sept, 2019
Policy Brief: The Internet of Things, Oct, 2016
Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Transition, Sept 2016
State of IPv6 Deployment 2018, Jun, 2018
Enhancing IoT Security: Final Outcomes and Recommendations Report, May, 2019

Online Trust Alliance (OTA)

IoT Trust Framework, May, 2018
Best Practices: Enterprise IoT Security Checklist, Apr, 2018
Best Practices: Consumer IoT Information & Resources (a series of 9 checklists), Oct, 2017


Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC)

IPv6 Situation in Japan, ongoing

Japanese Task Force

Action Plan and Milestone Toward IPv4 Address Exhaustion, Oct, 2010

Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)

Internet of Things ('IoT') Security and Safety Framework (in English), Nov, 2020
New International Standard for Safe Use of IoT Products and Systems, Jun, 2021

Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) Information Sharing Platform Laboratories

IPv6 Deployment Issues version 1.2.1 (in English), Nov, 2011


Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC)

Guidelines on IPv6 Implementation and Compliance Test, Feb, 2012
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Equipment Compliance, July, 2019
IPv6 Requirements Mandate, Apr 2020
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Deployment Requirements To Complete Transition to IPv6, July, 2022

Ministry of Energy, Water, and Communications

National Strategic IPv6 Roadmap, June, 2008
National Internet of Things (IoT) Strategic Roadmap, Jun, 2015


Transition from IPv4 to IPv6 in Mongolia, Oct, 2015


Government Roadmap for IPv4 to IPv6 Network Migration: A Case of Nepal, Aug, 2015

Next Generation IPv6 Task Force (prepared by Next Generation Applications, IPv6 Trials, IPv6 Infrastructure, and Mobile Services working groups)

Main Task Force Report, Nov, 2002

New Zealand 

 New Zealand Government, Guidance and Resources, Architecture

Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017, June, 2013

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) for New Zealand Government, August, 2017

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force in conjunction with Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM)

ALGIM Whitepaper on IPv6 Adoption within Local Government, Oct, 2011

New Zealand IPv6 Task Force in conjunction with InternetNZ

Whitepaper on IPv6 Adoption by New Zealand Enterprise, April, 2013

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Communications and Information (NCI) Agency

NATO Communications Services (NCS) Roadmap, Technical Report 2013-SPW008905-11, March, 2014

NATO Consultation, Command, and Control Agency (NC3A)

Planning the Introduction of IPv6 in NATO, Mar, 2006

NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE)

IPv6 Transition and Security Threat Report, Feb, 2014

The Number Resources Organization (NRO)

IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 transition: the NRO perspective, Dec. 2008
Global and Regional Internet Registry (RIR) Overview, Aug, 2021

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

The Seoul Declaration for the Future of the Internet Economy, June, 2008
Internet Address Space: Economic Considerations in the Management of IPv4 and the Deployment of IPv6, June, 2008
The Internet in Transition: The State of the Transition to IPv6 in Today's Internet and Measures to Support the Continued Use of IPv4, Apr 2014
The Economics of Transition to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), Nov, 2014
IoT Measurement and Applications, Oct, 2018


El Presidente de la República

SUPREME DECREE Nº 081-2017-PCM, Jun, 2017 (English translation)


The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology

IPv6 Implementation Strategy for the State of Qatar, Jan, 2014

IPv6 Dual Stack Implementation Guidelines, Dec, 2018

Réseaux IP Européens (RIPE) Network Coordination Centre (NCC)

RIPE IPv6 Working Group

Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment RIPE-554, June, 2012 (Updated by RIPE-772)
IPv6 Address Allocation and Assignment Policy RIPE-738, Mar, 2020
Requirements For IPv6 in ICT Equipment RIPE-772, Dec, 2021

Saudi Arabia

Communications and Information Technology Commission

IPv6 Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, June, 2009


Infocomm Media Development Authority (formerly known as Infocomm Development Authority), Resource Management & Standards, Telecommunications Standards Advisory Committee

Internet Protocol version 6 Transition Plans for Singapore, June 2006
Internet Protocol version 6 Phase 2 Transition Plans for Singapore, Apr 2011
IPv6 Adoption Guide for Singapore, March 2011
Singapore Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Profile, Issue 1, Oct 2016
IMDA IoT Cyber Security Guide, Mar, 2020


Government of the Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology

Study: Transition to IPv6 (Guidelines for Deliberation on the National IPv6 Strategy), March, 2012

South Korea

Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning

Master Plan for Building the Internet of Things (IoT), May, 2014


Council of Ministers

Development Plan for the Deployment of the IPv6 Protocol in Spain, Jun, 2011


Taiwan Network Information Center (NIC)

IPv6 Deployment Strategies and Status, Aug, 2008

Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association (TERENA)

IPv6 Migration Guide: Best Practice Document, Dec, 2013

United Kingdom

GOV.UK (Government Digital Service)

Chief Scientific Advisor

The Internet of Things: making the most of the Second Digital Revolution, Dec, 2014

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

"Smart devices", secure by design, a collection ongoing since 2018

Royal Academy of Engineering

Internet of Things, realizing the potential of a trusted smart world, Mar, 2018