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In response to the unique and evolving requirements of the United States government and regulated industries we’ve built Office 365 Government offerings for customers handling controlled unclassified information (CUI) on behalf of the US Government. Office 365 Government (GCC and GCC High) are designed to support US government entities and those working with the US government to meet specific compliance and cybersecurity requirements. We’re excited to announce that our Office 365 Government GCC environment now has a FedRAMP High SAR (security assessment report). More on the history of the Office 365 Government cloud offerings can be found here.
Government regulations are not static. As the world of data security and compliance evolves, so too does our need to support governments and regulated industries with solutions to protect and manage their data. As part of our journey to support US government and regulated industries we will continue to evolve our Office 365 Government cloud offerings with new compliance value to help customers achieve their compliance commitments. All regulated businesses have varying needs when it comes to storing, processing, and transmitting CUI. As part of our commitment to data security and compliance, we will continue to bring innovative products such as Teams, Office Apps, Security, and Compliance to our government clouds with the strict controls required to ensure all products meet FedRAMP High control requirements. We will continue to bring more compliance value to GCC including DFARs support and CMMC accreditation in the near future. Government contractors and all regulated businesses that require US government compliance for CUI, will continue to have access to comprehensive, secure, and compliant SaaS offerings, giving them a holistic tool set to create a compliant environment.
We’re excited for the evolution of the GCC environment and we see this offering being an integral part of a defense contractors journey to meet their CMMC obligations while still being able to address government and internal guidance commitments to CUI. This ongoing journey is going to help government customers and their industry partners choose and select the right environment for them based on their CUI and compliance needs.