US State Department Switches To Google Chrome!

Speed, Simplicity, Security – Which one made them choose Chrome? Well, we are not sure of that bur the US State Department will be deploying Google Chrome on all its computers and making the switch to the browser of the day.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed this during a  Town Hall meeting for the State Department. They started this process on February 14th. Looks like the Chrome team is thrilled! Here is what they posted on the Chrome blog.

For the same reasons you might choose Chrome for your home or work computer — speed, simplicity, security — businesses and organizations are choosing to give Chrome to their employees. Just over a year ago we announced that Chrome would get a special set of tools for IT admins at organizations, giving them controls to easily set up, push out and manage the browser in a professional environment. Now guess what? The US Department of State made Chrome available to all employees, and just two weeks later, more than 58,000 of their employees have Chrome installed.

Chris Bronk, Senior Advisor, IRM’s Office of eDiplomacy, U.S. Department of State wrote a guest post on Google Enterprises blog giving more information on this switch.

The State Department gave our employees around the world a special Valentine’s Day gift as we made the Google Chrome browser available to all employees on February 14. This makes us the first U.S. cabinet department to make Chrome available department-wide.

With Chrome for Business, our Information Resources Management (IRM) team was able to deploy Chrome quickly and securely. After two weeks, it has been installed on over 58,000 PCs around the world or around 60% of our enterprise. The administrative capabilities of Chrome for Business will allow IRM to manage the browser going forward, making sure that all employees are on the same version and can take advantage of new features that are regularly made available in new Chrome releases.

Congratulations Chrome Team!! 🙂

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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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  • vicent 06/03/2012, 12:14 pm

    It’s big good news for chrome browser I think.Supported by gov,wow, a big step.
    Chrome is fast.The only shortcoming for me is that I cannot install any extensions in some new versions.
    Not only chrome browser itself does that, but also the chrome engine in Avant browser has the same problem. Seems it’s the same uncompatible problem in the latest firefox browser.Annoying.