Google has established a new division to support the advancement of the US federal, municipal, and state governments and educational institutions’ digital transformation initiatives.

Will Grannis, the former director of Google’s office of the CTO, will serve as interim CEO of Google Public Sector while a permanent CEO is chosen. Google Public Sector will function as a subsidiary of Google LLC and be led by a different CEO.

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian wrote in a blog: “The new division will also have a separate board of directors which is said to be “consistent with government divisions of other technology companies.”

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This occurs when client demand for advances in digital transformation develops and the technology behemoth expands its business with the public sector in the United States.

Kurian says: “Google has a long history of supporting and working with the governments in many different parts of the world, including the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Japan,” adding that due to customer needs, they are now expanding this commitment in the US.

“Over the last several years, we’ve continued to help customers across all levels of the US government on their cloud initiatives and digital transformations… [and] have undertaken a number of projects with the armed services.”

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Google has teamed with the US Navy to use Google AI and ML capabilities to minimize corrosion on ships, and it has worked with the US Air Force to speed up cooperation and research, help with aircraft maintenance, and alter pilot training.

On the civilian front, Google entered into a five-year agreement with the US Department of Energy to provide a wide range of Google Cloud technologies to help DoE scale its research efforts across national labs and field sites.

Google has also partnered with the US Department of Veteran Affairs to improve veteran access to benefits and services.

In keeping with these alliances, Google Public Sector will function similarly to Google Cloud and put the needs of its partners first, giving clients access to a wider network of partners with in-depth knowledge of servicing public sector organizations.

The division will “specialize in bringing Google Cloud technologies” to public sector organizations, says Kurian, providing unique products and expertise, including Google Cloud’s data and analytics platform, artificial intelligence, and machine learning tools so institutions can better understand their data and automate core processes.

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Kurian adds. “The division will [also] offer Google Cloud’s highly scalable and reliable open infrastructure, including computer, storage, and networking, so government agencies can modernize their legacy information systems and build new applications that serve citizens with mission-critical reliability and scalability,”

The sophisticated cybersecurity tools from Google Cloud will be used by Google Public Sector professionals to assist US public sector clients in protecting their users, apps, and data from evolving cyber threats.

Source: Businesschief

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