Google Apps for Government is an edition of Google Apps designed to meet the needs of government customers in the United States at the federal, state, and local level.
Google Apps for Government is certified and accredited under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), which sets security standards for software applications in use by the United States federal government. Google Apps has received an authorization to operate at the FISMA-Moderate level, which is the appropriate level of accreditation for systems that handle sensitive but unclassified (SBU) data
Customers using Google Apps for Government have access to all of the Google Apps features available in Google Apps for Business. With Google Apps for Government:
- Customer email and calendar data is stored in physically segregated clusters within Google data centers, separate from other non-governmental customers
- Customer email and calendar data is stored only in facilities in the continental United States (CONUS)