L.A. cuts back on Google, CSC e-mail project

Google and Computer Sciences Corp. have taken a hit on their cloud project in Los Angeles.

The L.A. city council voted to limit the contract and not have CSC and Google provide Google Apps to the Los Angeles Police Department and some other city offices, InformationWeek reports.

Citing concerns about potential security issues, the council  voted to amend the city's e-mail migration contract with Google and systems integrator Computer Sciences Corp.

The council's action removes the LAPD, the Fire Department, the Department of Transportation, parts of the city attorney's office,  and the Department of General Services from the contract.

Google had been working on the project since 2009 and said last year that all but four of the city's 40 departments had already been moved over to Google Apps for Government.

But in May, CSC said it and Google would not be able to fully comply with all of the city's Criminal Justice Information Systems mandates, which prompted the Council's contract amendment.

Google said earlier that complaints about security were prompted by a watchdog group aligned with its competitors.

CSC officials could not be reached for comment.

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