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Google In Hot Water Over Security of Apps to The U.S. Government

     

engine

1:55 pm on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Google In Hot Water Over Security of Apps to The U.S. Government [businessinsider.com]

Yesterday, Microsoft called Google a liar. Today before the U.S. Senate, a government agent agreed.

The dispute hinges over a security certification called FISMA, which is required for some government contracts. Google has maintained that Google Apps for Government was FISMA-certified. Microsoft uncovered a court filing where the U.S. Department of Justice said it's not.

Google explained that the DoJ was looking at a small technicality. Google Apps Premier was certified by the General Services Administration (GSA). At that time, Google Apps for Government didn't exist yet.

But Apps for Government is a subset of Apps Premier, and is MORE secure. So Google said it "believes" that the certification covered Apps for Government as well.

That's not what the GSA thinks.

TheMadScientist

2:52 pm on Apr 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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They really are amazing aren't they?

Google explained that the DoJ was looking at a small technicality.

Let me guess, they checked it with the algorithm and it said, 'Covered!', so they aren't really responsible, right? lol

walkman

12:33 am on Apr 15, 2011 (gmt 0)



Bad press continues. Google is finding out that people just don't believe them automatically anymore.
 

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