Empowering Government Operations with Microsoft GCC & GCC High

Unlock the transformative power of cloud computing tailored for government needs with Microsoft Government Community Cloud (GCC) and GCC High.

Our offerings are designed to modernize how government entities and contractors handling sensitive information manage data, ensure security, and foster collaboration.

What is Microsoft GCC & GCC High?

Microsoft GCC and GCC High are specialized cloud platforms developed for U.S. federal, state, and local governments, defense contractors, and other entities handling controlled unclassified information (CUI). While GCC provides a secure and compliant environment for government agencies, GCC High is designed for higher-level security requirements, particularly in the defense and aerospace sectors.

Microsoft GCC and GCC High are specialized versions of Microsoft 365, tailored to meet the unique needs of U.S. government entities and contractors. They are distinguished by enhanced security features and compliance standards.

Although not a current requirement, GCC High was built with compliance with CMMC in mind. Microsoft recommends that organizations planning to meet CMMC 2.0 Level 2 and Level 3 should use Microsoft 365 GCC High.

Microsoft GCC

Target Audience: Designed for federal, state, and local government agencies.

Compliance Standards: Meets government-specific requirements such as FedRAMP Moderate, CJIS, IRS-1075.

Security: Provides advanced security features for data protection and threat mitigation.

Collaboration Tools: Includes secure email, document sharing, and communication tools, ensuring safe collaboration within government entities.

Microsoft GCC High

Target Audience: Ideal for federal agencies, defense industry, aerospace industry, and government contractors handling controlled unclassified information.

Higher Compliance: Adheres to stricter standards, including FedRAMP High, ITAR, DFARS, and DoD SRG L5.

Enhanced Security: Offers even more robust security measures to safeguard sensitive information against advanced cyber threats.

Exclusive Features: GCC High has unique features tailored for high-security requirements, such as enhanced identity management and audit capabilities.

Both platforms are built to support the critical missions of government entities and contractors handling sensitive information, providing a secure and compliant cloud environment.

Security and Compliance Features

Security and compliance are at the heart of Microsoft GCC and GCC High. These platforms meet rigorous compliance standards. GCC is a safe environment for general government data management, while GCC High is designed for businesses that need to meet strict security and compliance standards. They offer advanced security features to protect sensitive government data against evolving cyber threats, ensuring peace of mind for agencies and contractors alike.

Eligibility and Validation Process

Qualifying for GCC or GCC High involves specific criteria primarily aimed at organizations handling sensitive government data. Our team at ATS guides you through the validation process, ensuring a smooth transition to GCC or GCC High, depending on your organization’s specific needs.

Scenarios of GCC & GCC High in Action

GCC and GCC High Use Cases Government Contractors
GCC and GCC High Use Cases For Federal, State, and Local Governments
GCC and GCC High Use Cases for Defense and Aerospace Industries

Benefits of Microsoft GCC & GCC High

Protect sensitive information with state-of-the-art security measures.

Streamline operations with cloud-based solutions, reducing IT overhead.

Promote a collaborative environment with secure sharing and communication tools.

Stay compliant with government-specific regulatory requirements.

FAQs Section

Microsoft GCC and GCC High are specialized cloud services for U.S. government agencies and contractors, offering enhanced security and compliance features tailored to government needs. 

GCC is designed for all levels of government agencies, while GCC High is specifically for federal agencies, defense and aerospace industries, and contractors handling controlled unclassified information. 

GCC High offers higher compliance standards (like ITAR and DFARS) and enhanced security features compared to GCC, catering to entities with stricter security needs.

GCC High provides advanced security measures like improved identity management, audit capabilities, and protection against sophisticated cyber threats. 

Yes, both platforms meet key federal regulations like FedRAMP, CJIS, and IRS-1075, with GCC High meeting additional standards such as FedRAMP High and ITAR. 

Consider your organization’s compliance requirements, the sensitivity of the data handled, and the need for advanced security features. ATS can assist in assessing your specific needs.

Absolutely. GCC High facilitates secure collaboration among government entities, contractors, and defense industries while maintaining high-security standards. 

ATS provides comprehensive support for transitioning, including eligibility assessment, migration planning, and implementation assistance. Toggle Content

ATS offers end-to-end support, from initial consultation and setup to ongoing maintenance and compliance assistance. 

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