Friday, October 21, 2016

Office 365 US Defense Cloud Announcement

There was an exciting public Microsoft announcement made at the Gartner conference this week.  The slogan goes, not all cloud are created equal. 

With that in mind, Microsoft has added two new offerings to the Office 365 for Government portfolio that are aligned to FedRAMP (NIST 800-53 rev4) and the DoD Cloud Computing (CC) Security Requirements Guide (SRG) v1.2.  The portfolio is:
  • New - Office 365 US Government Defense – FedRAMP and DoD CC SRG L5 – aligned to US Defense
  • New - Office 365 US Government Defense Contractors – FedRAMP and DoD CC SRG L4 – aligned to US Defense Industry
  • Office 365 US Government – FedRAMP and DoD CC SRG L2 – solution is aligned to US Federal Civilian, State, Local and Tribal Government.
This announcement truly differentiates Microsoft in the marketplace and demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to providing secure cloud solutions.

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If you are unfamiliar with the DoD CC SRG – here is a reference to it -