Google unveils product aimed at government

Google said the federal government had given the company’s Google Apps safety certification under Federal Information Security Management Act (FIMSA) standards. 

“Most agencies we have worked with have found that Google Apps provides at least equivalent, if not better, security than they have today,” the company said. “This means government customers can move to the cloud with confidence.”

Selling cloud services to the federal government, as the Wall Street Journal put it on Monday, is “the new front” in the war between Google and Microsoft.