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VA Technical Reference Model v 20.10

Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Technology

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Technologies must be operated and maintained in accordance with Federal and Department security and privacy policies and guidelines. More information on the proper use of the TRM can be found on the TRM Proper Use Tab/Section.

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Description: Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) is a graphical web browser developed by Microsoft and an integrated component of Windows operating systems. Microsoft is phasing out IE in favor of Edge and no new enhancements are planned for IE as of this writing. Users are strongly encouraged to migrate their use of IE to other approved VA browser solutions that have planned enhancements. On August 17, 2020, Microsoft published a timeline indicating that Microsoft Teams will stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 on November 30, 2020 whereas Microsoft 365 products will end Internet Explorer 11 support on August 17, 2021. IE 11 remains supported for other uses.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This product is accessible. It is 508-compliant and needs no further assessment before use in VA. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Section508@va.gov. Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v20.8
Decision Date: 08/19/2020
Aliases: IE, MSIE
Introduced By: Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) TRM Team
Vendor Name: Microsoft
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (08/19/2020).