Army Deploys Google Workspace Collaboration Toolkit to 180K Personnel

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The U.S. Army has transitioned more than 180,000 personnel to Google Workspace, a suite of productivity and collaboration tools for email, chat and storage functions, C4ISRNET reported Saturday.

The transition comes less than a year after Google secured Impact Level 4 authorization from the Department of Defense for the multi-cloud collaboration toolkit, enabling it to handle controlled unclassified information for federal government clients.

Gabe Camarillo, undersecretary of the Army, said Google Workspace has been working as intended and there have been no glitches or compatibility issues reported since the platform’s deployment.

Army Chief Information Officer Raj Iyer previously disclosed that the Army had been conducting early testing of Google Workspace as an alternate email option for troops who may have lost access to official email accounts amid the Army 365 system transition.

Google Workspace is currently used by the Defense Innovation Unit and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory and other federal government organizations.

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