Enable request file feature in GCC
Please enable the request file feature for government cloud customers in GCC. Our users need this to better collaborate with outside parties. Additionally, this is needed to phase out Dropbox.
Mike Ellis commented
This is something that is needed and would allow for an official method as opposed to the scattershot methods employed currently. While I can appreciate the need to watch for incoming malicious files it is vastly easier to manage one inbound path as opposed to whatever consumer-grade garbage staff will employ for the sake of simply getting the job done. To use Teams as an example our deployment of it was simply not ready for the massive influx of online meetings necessitated by COVID so people flocked to Zoom despite many valid security concerns because they simply needed something that worked.
As an ITSO, I'd recommend denying this--hands down--at least until it can be proven that measures are taken to ensure proper sanitization of incoming files. Another comment mentioned we "cannot trust 3rd parties" but, Microsoft is a 3rd party and should be equally untrusted with certain things (i.e., zero trust concept). I recommend an enterprise-level solution to pass incoming files from external sources through a content disarm and reconstruction process and then placing them in locations accessible by authorized recipients for further handling. If OneDrive can mesh with or provide that type of sanitization, then let's do it.
Eric Howard commented
This is very big need in the federal judiciary. As of right now, we have multiple third party tools for sharing files outside the agency. Being able to utilize OneDrive for this would be wonderful.
David Nuffer commented
And a corollary feature -- to allow sharing from GCC cloud to an outside party.
We absolutely need this in the Judiciary as we've also began to using box.com for this purpose.
This is a real requirement for us in the Federal Courts. We cannot trust 3rd parties with this sort of document delivery, it would be great to use our OneDrives in this way.