Theft of Data on Over 25 Million Veterans Renews Calls for Greater Security

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on May 24, 2006

Statement of Secretary of Veterans Affairs R. James Nicholson on the Status of the Veterans Data Theft (5/24/06): “I am outraged at the loss of this veterans’ data and the fact an employee would put it at risk by taking it home in violation of our policies. I am also concerned about the timing of the Department’s response once the burglary became known. I will not tolerate inaction and poor judgment when it comes to protecting our veterans.”

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