Analysis: Google FISMA claim fails letter of the law

Friday - 4/15/2011, 4:47pm EDT

Shawn McCarthy, research director, IDC Government Insights

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Microsoft says Google is lying about FISMA certification.

The argument is over Google's Apps for Government. Google says they're FISMA certified. But Microsoft has released some court documents to refute that.

Both companies are in a pretty intense battle to provide cloud e-mail and collaboration services to the interior department.

Shawn McCarthy is research director for IDC Government Insights and has worked for both companies.