September 28, 2011 – Google and one of its cloud resellers have asked to drop their lawsuit that claimed the federal government wrote a contract for a cloud-based email system that only Microsoft could fulfill.

In the three-page motion to voluntarily dismiss the suit, filed Thursday to U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Susan Braden, Google requested that the federal government update its market research and seek procurement of the contract that “will not preclude” fair competition. In October, Google and Onix Networking Corporation filed a protest to the winning bid by Microsoft and its IT supplier, Softchoice, accepted for a deployed email system for nearly 90,000 users with the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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