Today Google announced at a press conference that they have released a new version of Google Apps designed for Government use. Google is looking for ways to help the Government manage its data and this new version of Google Apps is what Google has in mind.
The new cloud-based computing application suite is now approved by the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) which is accredited by the U.S. Government. FISMA is there to ensure that all data being stored by the Government is secure. Google also wants to help promote collaboration on documents through the cloud with Google Docs.
Google also stated that the servers for Google mail, and Calendars is stored in the United States and not over seas. Google will strive to make Google Apps for Government better by making it more secure and reliable as time passes. Check out the entire post here.
Source: Google Blog