What is Microsoft GCC?
Microsoft GCC, known as the Microsoft Government Community Cloud. GCC can essentially be thought of as a government focused copy of the commercial environment. It has many of the same features as Microsoft 365 Business subscriptions, but features data centers ONLY in the continental United States (CONUS). This is mandated by FedRAMP Moderate. Compliance frameworks that can be met in GCC. These frameworks include:
DFARS 252.204-7012 (As of February 2021 Microsoft will now attest to compliance) DoD SRG Level 2 (with no provisional authority) FBI CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) FedRAMP High.
Because it is important to note that GCC is 100% insufficient for ITAR, EAR and most Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Controlled Defense Information (CDI) handling. As a result, the reason behind this is that the identity component and network. GCC resides on is Azure Commercial and does not meet import/export controls since it is global, and access is not limited to U.S Citizens.
Office 365 Government plans are designed for the unique needs of government organizations. Furthermore, they provide all the features and capabilities of Office 365 services. All while in a segmented government cloud community that enables organizations to meet U.S. compliance and security standards.
Microsoft 365 Government includes the tools you need to help secure your agency from targeted cyberattacks and empower your IT security teams to be more impactful. Protect, detect, and respond to cyberattacks. Reduce burden on your team with automated remediation and investigation. Meet the enhanced compliance requirements for the US government including FedRAMP Moderate, CJIS, IRS 1075 and DISA SRG L2.
Office 365 GCC G3 Annually provides all the functionality of its enterprise counterpart (Office 365 Enterprise E3) but is hosted in a separate and secured environment. This secure environment adds compliance features such as accreditations, personnel screening, and data residency. Data residency enables the service to meet the unique needs of US Government customers. State and local government agencies that require compliance-level data protection and security can take advantage of Office 365 GCC G3.
Additionally, Office 365 GCC G3 includes all the features of Office 365 GCC G1. Office desktop applications, personalized search and discovery just to name a few services. Then there is self-service business intelligence, enterprise management of apps are a part of this suite of product. In addition, there is eDiscovery tools, Office 365 Message Encryption, and hosted voicemail with auto-attendant capabilities. Therefore, this suite of products strictly available for government use is one of the most secure cloud products on the market.
Learn more about Office 365 GCC licenses here: Government – Technology Solutions (techsolworld.com)
Call (800)998-2792 for more information.