and let me add one thing that us "tech savvy" people forget, 400 million people use hotmail a day, which in my eyes is mindblowing in itself, but 84% of those people are using IE!
It's a fantastic thing, this is a standards process that the Australian Government is going to implement across the agencies, and once its certified with CC for example, external parties will place trust in the process.
Basically the government is saying "we are not in the business of selling this technology, we like it, please use it and sell it back to us"
You had mail. Paul read it, so ask him what it said.