CNN reports that the VA waited 19 days before alerting veterans their personal information may have been stolen.
A laptop with the names, birthdates, and Social Security numbers of more than 26-million veterans dating back to before 1975 was stolen from a VA employee's home.
The VA tried to catch the thief first, but gave up after nearly three weeks of trying -- and alerted the public to the potential of identity theft.
Hey, they may be slow alerting the people they're supposed to serve -- but they sure get cracking on getting the Secretary's picture on the wall! (CNN)