The Microsoft 365 Government - GCC environment provides compliance with US government requirements for cloud services, including FedRAMP Moderate, and requirements for criminal justice and federal tax information systems (CJI and FTI data types).
In addition to enjoying the features and capabilities of Microsoft 365, organizations benefit from the following features that are unique to Microsoft 365 Government - GCC:
Your organization's customer content is logically segregated from customer content in the commercial Microsoft 365 services from Microsoft.
Your organization's customer content is stored within the United States.
Access to your organization's customer content is restricted to screened Microsoft personnel.
Microsoft 365 Government - GCC complies with certifications and accreditations that are required for US Public Sector customers.
Microsoft GCC is widely used across various US federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government bodies. It is also utilized in organizations that deal with certain types of government data that falls under stricter regulatory requirements. For those who are both eligible for Microsoft 365 Government GCC, and interested in deploying the technology across the entity’s workforce, the following is a simplified GCC and GCC High guide. It dives into what GCC is, the two different Government Community Cloud plans that are available, what these plans have to offer, and how government organizations can successfully deploy them across their workforce.