Security Concerns Delay Google E-mail Service for L.A.

Google Inc. has missed the deadline on its high-profile contract to take over Los Angeles' e-mail system, leaving nearly 20,000 city employees on an aging system that the city is paying the Internet search giant $7.25 million to replace. Since winning a battle for the contract with rival Microsoft Corp. last year, Google has run into roadblocks at the Los Angeles Police Department, which has strict rules about the way its data is secured.