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Rounding up the morning's federal government news

By Lisa Rein
Lisa Rein

From Lisa Rein:

Good morning, Fed Eyes! No one can replace the prolific Ed O'Keefe, but I can try. More on the WikiLeaks disclosures on the war in Afghanistan:

WikiLeaks disclosures unlikely to change course of Afghanistan war

By Greg Jaffe and Peter Finn
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
In the first 24 hours after the unauthorized release of more than 91,000 secret documents about the war in Afghanistan, a few things became clear to the officials, lawmakers and experts reading them.
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And, here's an interesting tech story from the Associated Press:

Google eyes more government deals for online apps
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Google Inc. is gearing up to sell its e-mail and other Web-hosted applications to a wider range of government agencies after winning a prized security clearance.

The sales push announced Monday marks Google's latest attempt to siphon customers away from rival Microsoft Corp., whose Office suite of e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet and other programs is widely used by government agencies and businesses.

Google is hoping that more federal, state and local government agencies will feel comfortable buying its online applications now that they have the U.S. government's seal of approval. The Federal Information Security Management Act certification means that Google's system for running the online programs is considered reliable enough to store most electronic data handled by U.S. government employees. The clearance doesn't cover classified information.
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By Lisa Rein  | July 27, 2010; 7:39 AM ET
Categories:  Eye Opener, Military  
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