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Google Wins Injunction Against Microsoft Government Contract

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January 18, 2011
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via InformationWeek

Google has won a temporary order preventing the Department of Interior from awarding an estimated $59 million contract to Microsoft and deploying cloud-based e-mail and collaboration services from Microsoft to the agency’s 88,000 employees.

The preliminary injunction, which could have an impact on how future competition for cloud services in government plays out, arises from a lawsuit Google and reseller Onix Networks filed in late October claiming that Interior failed to follow federal procurement guidelines during its pursuit of a hosted e-mail and collaboration suite last year. The suit called Interior’s behavior an “arbitrary and capricious abuse” that violated the Competition in Contracting Act.

Story here.