Office365’s Government Community Cloud: Benefits, Features, and Capabilities
Microsoft created Office365 Government Community Cloud (GCC) to cater exclusively to your federal, state, and local government’s specific needs.
Safe, Secure, Separate
Microsoft is using GCC to make sure your government data is safe, secure, and separate. First, Office365 has data separation at the application layer. For advanced security, GCC uses a completely different infrastructure than the infrastructure used for commercial Office365 customers, creating a second layer of physical separation for customer content.
Data Won’t Need a Passport
All the data you store in GCC will be stored in the United States only. This means you won’t have to worry about where your data is really going when you upload something to the cloud. All GCC datacenters are physically located in the United States, along with the Office365 services that come along with them.
Microsoft personnel who have access to Office 365 GCC must be U.S. citizens, as well as undergo strict background investigations to ensure they are providing you with the utmost security. Consider them as well screened as any other protector of government data.
Certifications and Accreditations
Office 365 Government complies with certifications and accreditations that are required for U.S. Public Sector customers by supporting the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (at a Moderate Impact level). Support for CJIS requirements for law enforcement agencies can be found on Exchange Online (and Exchange Online Archiving), SharePoint Online, and Office Online.
Learn more about how the Office365 Government Community Cloud can support your local, state, or federal government by contacting us today!