Q. What is the goal of Flank Speed?
A. The end goal is to move everything to the cloud, including the ShareDrive you are accustomed to accessing on-site or via VPN, and have the Navy under one system. This will be revolutionary as the requirement to go through a government network to access Microsoft 365 will be essentially eliminated, thus reducing the load on on-premises bandwidth without the loss of security. Today, you have the CVR calendar and the outlook calendar, and sometimes they don’t match. When FS rolls out, you will have only one calendar.
Q. Will we get new emails then?
A. Yes — everyone will go to a new domain tied to their persona. A persona is essentially what makes you, you IAW Milconnect — where all of your Flank Speed persona data will be coming from.
Q. Is there anything I need to do to get a Flank Speed account? Is the login CAC-less?
A. No. You don’t need a SAAR form nor an application. Accounts will be created based on the fact that you do or do not have a DoD persona associated with the Navy. If you do, then you get an account. If you are an NEO 365 user, Flank Speed will be created for you. If you are an active CVR user, then you will get a Flank Speed account. The login is not CAC-less yet. More information to follow on CAC-less logins as that is one of the goals.
Q. I have an NMCI account, a CVR account, a navy.mil account, and a civilian (DoD) account. How many personas will be integrated into a single environment?
A. There is no limit, as long as they are linked to your MilConnect account.
Q, If somebody doesn’t have a Flank Speed account, can they join a meeting?
A. Yes – but they will not be able to download content.
Q. What about contractors – do they get a Flank Speed account too?
A. Yes, if they are active CVR users.