Feb. 20, 2020
Office365 FAQs - What is O365?
Microsoft Office 365 (often called Microsoft 365 or Office 365) is a Web-based version of Microsoft's Office suite of enterprise applications.
Office365 FAQs - Why is the USCG moving to O365?
The Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security mandated that all components shift their Enterprise to cloud-based Office services as part of a larger Cloud strategy.
Office365 FAQs - Why move to the cloud?
There are several reasons why investing in a cloud solution, also known as “software as a service” (SaaS), makes sense for federal government and military organizations like the Coast Guard.
Office365 FAQs - Why did the USCG select O365 over other possible cloud solutions?
The Coast Guard’s initiative is part of a larger effort to modernize information technology across the DoD enterprise.
Office365 FAQs - Is the CG the first government agency to move to O365?
No. The US Air Force, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Defense Logistics Agency have successfully migrated their office solutions to O365.
Office365 FAQs -Where can I find more information on the Coast Guard’s implementation of O365?
For the most recent news on the Office 365 project, please visit the Portal page at:
Office365 FAQs - What will be affected or changed by the USCG’s move to O365?
Desktop application functionality (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel) will remain the same.
Office365 FAQs - How and when will the transition to O365 occur?
The upgrades will be completed throughout FY 2019-2020 and will require:
Office365 FAQs - Where is the Microsoft cloud hosted?
Microsoft has 6 data centers across the United States (mandatory CONUS requirement) configured for the .MIL cloud where user accounts will be stored.
Office365 FAQs - How many users will be affected by the USCG Office 365 migration?
All shore-based users will transition to the cloud (approximately 60,000 users).