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Microsoft business suite wins federal certification

The software giant, which alleged that Google's rival technology lacked the federal accreditation, gets FISMA-certification for its Business Productivity Online Services-Federal product.

By April 20, 2011


Microsoft, Google spar over security certification

Microsoft claims Google Apps for Government doesn't meet security certification that Google has touted. Google says Microsoft is wrong.

By April 11, 2011


HealthCare.gov security -- 'a breach waiting to happen'

Only half of one of the security holes previously identified on the government's health care site has been patched, while new ones have since been uncovered, says the head of a security consulting firm.

By January 16, 2014


Note to McCain, Obama: Don't forget information security

The next president and Congress will have an obligation to figure out how to proceed with a strategic plan for IT and information security.

By October 17, 2008


Google Apps gets a government version

Google is now offering up its Google Apps suite to federal, state, and local governments. Features remain the same, but what Google is doing with data and security makes things interesting.

By July 26, 2010


Google says it was cut off from USDA project bid

With Microsoft winning a USDA cloud computing project, Google claims it was denied the opportunity to bid for the agency's business.

By December 9, 2010


Amazon releases secure cloud for government

Amazon Web Services is bringing secure cloud computing to government agencies and contractors with a new service region.

By August 16, 2011


Microsoft offers cloud services for the feds

New Microsoft cloud-computing service offers federal agencies a high level of security, including biometric access control and fingerprinting for background checks.

By February 24, 2010


Was U.S. water utility hacked last week?

An unconfirmed report says that a pump was destroyed in attack on a water utility system.

By November 17, 2011


Google scores big federal government contract

General Services Administration becomes the first federal agency to move all its e-mail to the cloud, awarding a $6.7 million contract to pay for Google Apps for Government.

By December 2, 2010