Google Unveils Public Sector Division

Google has launched a new division to help U.S. federal, local and state government agencies and educational institutions advance their digital transformation efforts and bring its Google Cloud technology platforms to public sector organizations.

Will Grannis, head of the office of the chief technology officer at Google, will lead Google Public Sector until a permanent CEO is appointed, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian wrote in a blog post published Wednesday.

Lynn Martin, vice president of North American public sector at Google Cloud, will report to Grannis as she assumes additional responsibilities as head of the division’s go-to-market organization.

Other executives who will support the newly established division are:

  • Jeanette Manfra, senior director of global risk and compliance at Google Cloud and former assistant director for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security
  • Joel Minton, Google Cloud technical director for the office of the CTO and former executive director of Login.gov at the White House
  • Phil Venables, Google Cloud chief information security officer and current adviser on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
  • Troy Bertram, managing director of Google Cloud’s public sector partner ecosystem and former general manager for worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services

Google Public Sector will operate as a Google subsidiary with its own board of directors and will offer Google Cloud’s data and analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence tools, open infrastructure and cybersecurity products to government clients, Kurian noted.

The division will also provide customer engineering, specialized sales, security operations, channel and partner programs, compliance, customer support and other business functions and capabilities to public sector customers and focus on achieving U.S. government certifications and protecting data through zero trust adoption.

Kurian said Google Public Sector will provide customers access to its ecosystem of partners, including Accenture Federal Services, Deloitte, ManTech International (Nasdaq: MANT), World Wide Technology, Carahsoft Technology, SAP (NYSE: SAP) and C3.ai (NYSE: AI).

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