Microsoft says that all customers of the US government are allowed to use Outlook Mobile


Microsoft’s Outlook Mobile iOS and Android app is ready to be downloaded and used by customers in the US Government Community Cloud and Defense Department. Microsoft’s Outlook Mobile iOS and Android app has met security and compliance requirements and is ready to be deployed throughout the United States.

Customers of government, the company officials said on 15 January. This means that U.S. can use Outlook Mobile Government Cloud Community (GCC) High and Defense Department customers starting this week. Today’s announcement is yet another achievement for Microsoft government compliance before the $10 billion JEDI jackpot is awarded. Many see Amazon and Microsoft as the precursors to the Pentagon Cloud Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract, which could be announced around April 2019.

In October 2018, officials from Microsoft said the company was on its way to achieving the top secret in the USA. Certification for the first quarter of 2019 of classified data (Defense Information Systems Agency Impact Level 6). To host the most sensitive and classified information, this certification is necessary. Officials did not call Outlook Mobile certifications for JEDI, but meeting every government-specific checkbox is not a bad thing at this point.

To meet this milestone, the architecture of Outlook Mobile had to change. As of December 2018, it uses Microsoft’s native sync technology instead of its proprietary API and REST API. Microsoft officials say that the Microsoft sync protocol is designed to reduce latency and provide access to features like S / MIME as they roll out to the new architecture “over the coming months.

Microsoft eventually plans to migrate all Outlook Mobile users to this new Microsoft sync technology.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.