Report Assigns Blame for Data Theft at Veterans Affairs

A career analyst and top officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs share the blame for the recent theft of sensitive personal data on millions of veterans, federal investigators said. In a 68-page report, VA Inspector General George J. Opfer recommended that VA Secretary Jim Nicholson "take whatever administrative action deemed appropriate" to punish officials who were slow to report and investigate the May 3 theft of a laptop computer and an external hard drive from the analyst's Aspen Hill home.

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