Google announced its Workspace for Government, a cloud-based system that aims to meet the needs of public sector customers by providing Google Cloud collaboration and communication tools to federal customers, state and local agencies.
Google Workspace for Government is designed to meet the higher privacy and security standards that government agencies must adhere to. It has useful additional tools that support compliance requirements around data location, archiving and user privacy.
Google Workspace for Government is based on the platform that was formerly known as G Suite, provides a full slate of office applications and productivity and collaboration tools, from email, calendar and spreadsheets to chat and video conferencing.
“The public sector is leading the way in managing the impact of the pandemic, and is doing this while also adjusting to tighter budgets. Google Workspace for Government offering provides options at price points that meet the specific needs and constraints of government customers.
Governments can choose the offering that provides the services they need for the people that need them, using Google Workspace as the full suite, or using just the services they want to complement their existing tools,”
– Mike Daniels (VP, Global Public Sector, Google Cloud) said in a press release.
Google also announced a couple of major cloud partnerships that showcase the growing capabilities of its cloud platform:
- Collaboration with the Defense Innovation Unit and the U.S. Air Force to help modernize initial flight training for Air Force pilots,
- Partnership with Rice University to analyze COVID-19 cases among its campus community,
- Alliance with Deloitte Consulting to introduce additional products and services intended to help government customers address digital transformation goals.