Microsoft, Google Land Army Contracts For Cloud Services

Law360, New York (October 24, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army announced Monday that it has tapped Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to expand the military's use of commercial cloud services, giving soldiers and other defense personnel access to cloud email, collaboration and information sharing services.

Under two separate one-year blanket purchase agreements awarded by the Army's Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems, or PEO-EIS, the technology giants will each provide cloud services to 50,000 U.S. Department of Defense personnel, according to the agency. Google's services will be rolled out via Google Apps for...
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