Thursday, November 9, 2017

Technical Alert - Release 16.1 Production Deployment - November 18-20, 2017

The Release 16.1 will be deployed to the Production and Training environments beginning on Saturday November 18, 2017. The maintenance window is as follows:

Production Scheduled Maintenance Outage:
Production Environment will go Offline Saturday November 18, 2017 at 12:01 AM ET.
Production Environment will go Online Monday November 20, 2017 at 6:00 AM ET.

Training Scheduled Maintenance Outage:

Training System will go Offline Monday November 20, 2017 at 12:01 AM ET.
Training System will go Online Wednesday November 22, 2017 at 6:00 AM ET.

In the event that we run into any issues or finish maintenance ahead of schedule, we will post follow-up messages to the Alerts Blog ( and we will send an email to our distribution lists.

For additional information about Release 16.1, please review the R16.1 Applicant Release Notes:
Also, please read our Release 16.1 Preview articles on the Community Blog:

For this and all scheduled maintenance, please visit:

We appreciate your patience as we work to improve your user experience.

The Program Management Office