COMMERCIAL VIRTUAL REMOTE (CVR) TEAMS SUNSET (CORRECTED COPY):
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R 061338Z APR 21 MID600050427621U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
CMC WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/-/APR//
SUBJ/COMMERCIAL VIRTUAL REMOTE (CVR) TEAMS SUNSET (CORRECTED COPY)//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 063-21 ANNOUNCING THE END OF LIFE (EOL) OF COMMERCIAL
VIRTUAL REMOTE (CVR) TEAMS AND ADDRESSES PROTECTING CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED
REF B IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER MEMO ON TEMPORARY
AUTHORIZATION TO USE IMPACT LEVEL (IL) 2 CLOUD ENVIRONMENT FOR CERTAIN BASIC
CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION (CUI).
REF C IS UPDATED POLICY FOR THE USE OF EMBEDDED COMPUTER CAPABILITIES AND
PERIPHERALS TO SUPPORT TWO-WAY COLLABORATION.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 123-20, EFFECTIVE USE OF REMOTE WORK OPTIONS UPDATE.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 093-20, POLICY AND GUIDANCE FOR THE USE OF DOD COMMERCIAL
VIRTUAL REMOTE (CVR) COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENT FOR OFFICIAL BUSINESS.//
REMARKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the establishment of the FLANK SPEED
effort and provides initial guidance for the Navy transition from the
Department of Defense (DoD) Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) to an enduring
Navy Microsoft (MS) Teams cloud-based solution. The pandemic-induced rollout
of MS Teams in the form of the CVR not only transformed the way hundreds of
thousands of Department of the Navy (DON) employees work, it also
demonstrated that modern, commercial best practices can work for the Navy and
Marine Corps. Though CVR goes away in June 2021, the need for the workforce
to conduct official business any time, from anywhere, and from any device
does not. FLANK SPEED, the named effort and the target environment via MS
Teams, will deliver a CVR replacement. A series of NAVADMINs will follow to
guide users through the transition ultimately to Microsoft 365 (M365), the
long-term Enterprise collaboration and productivity solution.
2. Beginning May 2021, the Navy will start delivering phased access to MS
Teams in the FLANK SPEED environment to ensure continuity of collaboration
capabilities when CVR sunsets on 15 June.
a. Access to MS Teams will require an account in the FLANK SPEED
environment; it does not require the user to be migrated to O365.
b. Accounts will be provided to active CVR and NMCI O365 users first.
c. Follow-on user phasing will be coordinated with Echelon II CIOs to
meet mission requirements as network performance allows.
3. Initial MS Teams Capabilities.
a. Creation of shared workspaces for audio, video, and chat. The
initial deployment of MS Teams will not allow for audio conferencing "dial-
in" like CVR currently supports.
b. Access from Navy Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network
(NIPRnet) and commercial internet with the following stipulations:
(1) Requires Common Access Card (CAC) authentication.
(2) Government furnished desktops/laptops will have full
functionality when accessing from the NIPRnet, whether from the office or via
Virtual Private Network (VPN) over a commercial internet.
(3) Access from commercial internet, whether by government furnished
or personally owned desktops/laptops, requires the use of a web browser and
data downloads will not be allowed.
c. Will operate in accordance with DoD Cloud Computing Security
Requirements Guide Impact Level 5 (IL-5). Services with an IL-5
authorization are able to host DoD Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)
and National Security Systems information, to include Personal Identifiable
Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (HIPPA).
d. Ability to communicate and collaborate with other users in the DoD
IL5 M365 environment (i.e. other Services, Combatant Commands, OSD, etc).
4. Future MS Teams Capabilities.
a. FY21: Audio Conferencing capability to allow for telephone dial-in
to Teams meetings.
b. FY22 (if approved by DoD): Ability to communicate and collaborate
with non-Navy users utilizing non-DoD networks (ie. contractor network).
c. FY22 (if approved by DoD): Access from personal mobile devices.
5. Users with accounts in the FLANK SPEED environment will also have access
to OneDrive with 1 Terabyte of personal data storage. Other features will
become available as users are transitioned from legacy networks to the FLANK
SPEED environment. Additional migration details, including required user
actions, will be promulgated separately.
6. Information and additional resources are available at
7. Direct any questions to the following points of contact:
a. Requirements and Policy: W. Michael Johnson, (703) 330-1406,
b. FLANK SPEED Objectives: Jane Tyson, (202) 685-9608,
c. M365 Technical Assistance: Bradley Punch, (843) 218-7136,
d. Navy Champion User Assistance: Travis Larkin, (619) 309-3150,
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until canceled or superseded.
9. Released by VADM Jeffrey E. Trussler, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Information Warfare, OPNAV N2N6.//