New teamwork and security capabilities for Microsoft 365 Government

This article was originally posted in the Microsoft 365 blog.

In February 2018, we launched Microsoft 365 Government to empower government agencies to collaborate and be productive while meeting their security and compliance requirements, including FedRamp, CJIS, IRS 1075, ITAR, DFAR, and NIST. As part of our continued investment to Microsoft 365 Government, today we’re pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Teams in all Microsoft 365 Government cloud environments.

Microsoft Teams gives government agencies a hub for teamwork that meets their security and compliance needs

Microsoft Teams—the hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365—is a chat-based workspace that enables teams to be more productive by bringing together chats, meetings, calls, files, and apps into a single place. It provides integrated access to Office 365 apps and services including SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, improving collaboration in the context of your team by providing central file sharing, co-authoring, and more in one place.

While Teams has been available in the Government Community Cloud (GCC), today we are announcing the availability of Teams in GCC High and Department of Defense (DoD) environments. Teams is built to meet the enhanced security and compliance requirements of government agencies, which can now better deliver against their mission and provide services to citizens and constituents.

Outlook mobile for iOS and Android

The availability of Teams in all Microsoft 365 Government environments builds upon our announcement earlier this year that the architecture of Outlook mobile now meets the security and compliance needs of Office 365 U.S. GCC High and DoD customers. Now government employees have advanced capabilities across email, search, and calendar from their mobile devices, so they can focus on what’s important and get more done for their citizens.

Leverage automation to protect your agency against cyberattacks

The rapid pace of innovation and societal changes presents exciting opportunities for government agencies to digitally transform. With that transformation, we understand that government organizations face new challenges when it comes to protecting data and devices, such as:

  • A growing number of threats from opportunistic hackers and even nation states.
  • The volume of attacks outpacing resources at many agencies.
  • Competition when it comes to hiring and retaining qualified cybersecurity talent, leaving potential gaps in coverage.

When hit by an attack, government systems and services can be forced offline for days, weeks, or months. What’s more, the downstream effect to agencies and citizens can be serious.

The Investigation Graph is a graphical representation of the security playbook’s analysis and threat summary, coming soon to Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) P2 for GCC.

Today, Microsoft 365 Government includes threat protection and intelligence tools to protect, detect, and respond to cyberattacks. Soon we will launch new capabilities in Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) P2 for GCC that automate investigation and remediation of threats in email—helping you further reduce the burden on your team and time to response. Microsoft enables your security team to spend less time investigating threats and work more efficiently.

Learn more about Microsoft 365 Government.