Google Sues US Government for Exclusion of Contract

November 3rd, 2010 - 12:05 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Nov 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report released from Reuters, Google has filed a lawsuit against the government of the United States for excluding their product from consideration in a fifty-nine million dollar contract to upgrade the email system of the Department of Interior.

The lawsuit was said to have been filed on Friday, and stated that the US Government was “arbitrary and capricious” when they only considered proposals which were given in by Microsoft Corporation.

Google stated that they had been assured that the Department of the Interior that they would “conduct a full and open competition for its messaging requirements.” But then the request for purpose specified only the proposals from Microsoft could be given. The Department of the Interior has had no9 comment.

Google introduced a new version of their Web-based productivity software which has been designed to meet the strict security requirements of the United States Government. “Google’s App for Government” is said to be certified under the Federal Information Security Act, meaning that they can handle sensitive government information, but not classified.

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