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Navy Moves All Users to Its Version of DOD365

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Navy Moves All Users to Its Version of DOD365

The Department of the Navy has moved 472,000 users to DOD365, a collaboration platform that is based on the Microsoft Office 365 offering.

According to a Navy spokesperson, all enabled accounts that were originally intended to have access to the “Flank Speed” collaboration capabilities in the fiscal year 2021 can now use the DOD365 platform. The spokesperson added that full migration will continue throughout the rest of fiscal 2022.

The spokesperson shared that the department plans to move the last 272,000 email accounts to the Microsoft Office system by the end of fiscal 2022. The aforementioned accounts are still using an on-premise email system run by the department. To date, 200,000 accounts are using the MS Office-based email system, FedScoop reported.

The MS Office 365-based DOD365 allows sailors, Marines, civilians and contractors to access Microsoft Teams, chat software and remote-based systems. The Navy’s version, dubbed Flank Speed, provides a similar experience to the Commercial Virtual Remote environment but has enhanced security measures that can handle Impact Level 5 tasks.

The Navy missed its original deadline of Oct. 1 to migrate accounts to the new system. When the original deadline came, around 138,000 users have yet to be transferred.

DOD365 is the overarching program for on-site and remote office productivity and collaboration. The Defense Information Systems Agency, the U.S. Army, the Air Force and Marine Corps have their own iterations of the platform. The U.S. Coast Guard uses DOD365.

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Tags: cloud migration Department of the Navy digital modernization FedScoop Flank Speed Microsoft Office 365