GCC  GOVERNMENT COMMUNITY CLOUD

  • The Office 365 GCC environment provides compliance with Federal requirements for cloud services, including FedRAMP Moderate, and requirements for criminal justice and federal tax information systems (CJI and FTI data types).

  • The Office 365 GCC High and DoD environments deliver compliance with Department of Defense Security Requirements Guidelines, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS), and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

 

GCC High and DoD meet the compliance requirements for the following certifications and accreditations:

Department of Defense subscribers to Office 365 will receive services provided from the DOD exclusive environment that meets DOD SRG L5. Non-Department of Defense subscribers will receive services from the US Government Defense environment which is assessed at L5 but uses L4 segmentation.

  • The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program at a Moderate baseline (FedRAMP Moderate), including those security controls and control enhancements as outlined in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53.
  • The security controls and control enhancements for the United States Department of Defense Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) for information up to Impact Level 5 (L5).

Background screening

Office 365 staff do not have standing access to GCC High and DoD production. Any staff who request temporary permission elevation which would grant access to customer content must first have passed the following background checks.