INE’s IPV6 Experience
Will help you to
Comply with the OMB IPV6 Goal
IPV6 related LAN/WAN Architect, Testing, Trouble Resolution, Systems/ Security  
Consulting for Voice Video, and Data (Wire and Wireless)

INE will support the IPV6 related architecture change, hardware and software testing,
firewalls and Intrusion detection systems (IDS) security assessment, email and Web
content filtering impact assessment, local area network (LAN) and wide area network
(WAN) bandwidth and connectivity needs assessment. Specifically, INE engineers will
identify and mitigate security risks associated with the IPV6 based LAN/WAN
infrastructure.
As an option to test and troubleshooting Ipv6 issues, INE engineers will build an IPV6
Test Lab to evaluate IPV4/IPV6 hybrid network, assess the technical and administrative
issues, and develop the practical strategy for migration. The lab test exercise will also
result in a development of a transition strategy. The strategy will cover the compliance
issue such as that an IPv6-compliant network or system will be capable or receiving,
processing and forwarding IPv6 packets and interfacing with other systems

To support IPV6 security related engineering activities, INE engineers will work with the
AGENCY Mission Assurance and Security groups to ensure that the IPV6 transition plan
is following the security guidelines established from FISMA and NIST. INE engineers will
assist the AGENCY security groups to assess the risks associated with the IPV6 based
networks, and develop a sound and practical approaches to mitigate any security risk.

IPV6 Related Business Case studies, and Applications Impact Analysis Support

INE will develop and provide business case studies, engineering alternative analysis,
socialize/communicate the IPV6 efforts with multiple organizations, and analyze the
potential use of IPV6 based applications to add value to the AGENCY. One example will
be the business case study of mobile/wireless communications by using the new IPV6
technology. With the plentiful of available addresses offered from the IPV6 addressing
scheme, every mobile device can be assigned with a new IPV6 address, therefore can
be managed and controlled in a similar fashion like today’s PC environment.  
Additionally, INE engineer will work with AGENCY business units to develop the new
business process and service improvement due to the IPv6 technologies and
implementation.  Another example will be the case study of removing current Network
Address Translation (NAT) devices due to the nature of IPV6 addressing scheme, which
allows every single network device have a ubiquitous IP address, thus eliminating the
NAT.

INE engineer will also work with various AGENCY organizations to gather the current
IPV4 based infrastructure costs information to assess the IPV6 transition costs. The
objective is to discover the estimated cost information associated with a single transition,
or multi-phased transitions so that the AGENCY organizations can be financially
prepared for the transition.

Network Baseline/Transition Support for IPV6

INE will work with the Government to document all requirements and perform the network
baseline/transition planning support for IPV6. The support activities include
coordinating/working with current and potential contractor(s) to baseline the current
performance, capacity, ownership, management, etc. and develop transition plans to
insert IPV6 into the AGENCY’ infrastructure and systems.

INE is fully aware of the IPV4 to IPV6 transition issues from both technical and
operational perspectives. Technical transition issues such as the needs to develop IPV6
DNS strategy to address the forward DNS tree processing and reverse DNS tree
processing; to evaluate the router/switch hardware/memory capacity to process IPV4 and
IPV6 protocols; to assess network bandwidth usage requirement due to the additional
IPV6 packets; to make network encryptor and firewalls upgrade or replacement to
properly protect the IPV6 packets, etc.. Operational transition issues such as the new
operational training needs to support the transition; to obtain new resources to support
both IPV4 and IPV6 environment during the transition phases. Therefore INE engineers
will work with the AGENCY organizations develop a solid IPv6 transition plan to address
the above mentioned issues, develop the steps to overcome all transition concerns, and
establish performance measures associated with the IPv6 implementation.


Technical/Engineering Advisory Support

INE will provide the technical support to the Government for the IPV6 and network
projects that are in progress or new requirements development.  INE engineers will act
as the network engineering lead to support the network projects.  Per the AGENCY
needs, INE engineers will leverage their knowledge and experience to provide advice
and assistance to develop IPV6 project plan, WBS, security concerns, funding
requirements, preliminary network/systems design, lab testing, hardware and software
acquisition necessary to complete the project in the Government requested timeframe.
INE will advise the AGENCY on IPv6 transition strategy to ensure proper methodology for
implementing all IPV6 related projects.  The methodology will cover the identifications of
requirements, the baseline of the current systems, the tools used for the IPV6 migration,
the impact and the cost elements, and the measurement of the IPV6 implementation
milestones.
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