In August, INL moved more than 4,000 employees to Google Apps for Government – a first step in our overall cloud integration strategy to support INL with enhanced communication and collaboration to meet mission needs. As part of INL’s High Performance Workplace initiative, Google Apps for Government has been implemented at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Located in southeastern Idaho on nearly 900 square miles of desert, INL supports the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission in nuclear energy, energy and environment, and national and homeland security research.
As part of INL’s approach to invest in capability rather than a technology, Google Apps for Government is a FISMA moderate cloud solution that enables flexible, nimble and cost effective approach to laboratory communications. It has enhanced laboratory capabilities in messaging and paved the way for the collaboration employees need in their workplace. Moving to the cloud is not only a less expensive option; it also allows the lab to make the right investment in capabilities in order to support our critical mission areas as well as providing redundant back-up and a robust infrastructure.
- Denise Stephens, INL Chief Information Officer