CONTENT: Google Announces New App for Gov’t.

A new version of Google Apps, which is tailored to federal agency customers, meets the government’s security and cloud computing standards.

Google Apps for Government, is the first package of cloud tools to receive federal security certification, according to company officials.

Features of the new product include:

>> Google data centers are engineered by leading security experts & FISMA certified. Best-in-class disaster recovery at no extra cost.

>> G-mail for your agency with 25GB storage, less spam, & 99.9% uptime. With e-mail security powered by Postini and easy integration with Microsoft Outlook.

>> Google Calendar features agenda management, scheduling, shared online calendars and mobile calendar sync.

>> Google Docs includes documents, spreadsheets and presentations to collaborate in real-time without attachments.

>> Google Sites – Secure, coding-free Web pages for intranets and team-managed sites.

>> Secure video sharing, like your own private YouTube. Support agency training programs and add a personal touch to employee communications.

Google Apps’ government package is priced the same as Google’s existing premier package, which is $50 a year per user.

For more info: visit the Website www.google.com/apps/intl/en/government/.

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