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Now, Now, What's All This Then? (DoD IP Addresses released .. or not)

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SEC. 1088. DISPOSAL OF IPV4 ADDRESSES.

    (a) Disposal Required.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 10 years after the date of
        the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall sell
        all of the IPv4 addresses described in subsection (b) at fair
        market value. The net proceeds collected from a sale under this
        section shall be deposited in the General Fund of the Treasury.
            (2) Deadlines for certain blocks.--Of the IPv4 addresses
        described in subsection (b), the Secretary of Defense shall
        sell in accordance with paragraph (1)--
                    (A) one block referred to in such subsection, or an
                equivalent number of IPv4 addresses, by not later than
                two years after the date of the enactment of this Act;
                and
                    (B) one additional such block, or an equivalent
                number of IPv4 addresses, by not later than three years
                after the date of the enactment of this Act.
    (b) IPv4 Addresses.--The IPv4 addresses described in this
subsection are all IPv4 addresses assigned to any agency or entity of
the Department of Defense, including all addresses contained in blocks
6.0.0.0/8, 7.0.0.0/8, 11.0.0.0/8, 21.0.0.0/8, 22.0.0.0/8, 26.0.0.0/8,
28.0.0.0/8, 29.0.0.0/8, 30.0.0.0/8, 33.0.0.0/8, 55.0.0.0/8, 214.0.0.0/
8, and 215.0.0.0/8.
    (c) Report to Congress.--
            (1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the date of
        the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the
        congressional defense committees a report that includes each of
        the following:
                    (A) A description of the measures taken by the
                Secretary regarding the disposal of the IPv4 addresses
                described in subsection (b).
                    (B) An accounting of the total IPv4 address
                holdings of the Department of Defense, as of the date
                of the submittal of the report.
                    (C) A description of any legacy systems of the
                Department that are dependent on the IPv4 addresses
                described in subsection (b).
                    (D) The plan of the Secretary to transition all
                Department addresses to IPv6.
                    (E) Such other information as the Secretary
                determines appropriate.
            (2) Form of report.--The report required by paragraph (1)
        shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may contain a
        classified annex.
    (d) Limitation on Use of Funds.--Of the funds authorized to be
appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year
2020 for Operation and Maintenance, Defense-wide, Office of the
Secretary of Defense, for Travel of Persons (OP 32 Line 308), not more
than 70 percent may be obligated or expended until the date on which
the Secretary of Defense submits to the Committees on Armed Services of
the Senate and the House of Representatives the report required under
subsection (c).

Weird requirement imposed by Congress. The DoD will spend way more money on this project than they can recoup from the sale of IP addresses.
 

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