Thursday, June 29, 2006


The Department of Veterans Affairs reportedly gave permission for an analyst to work on data at home. That data was on a laptop stolen from his house -- jeapordizing personal information of around 26 million veterans and two million active service members.

The VA wants to fire the analyst -- and says he wasn't supposed to take the data home.

The analyst is fighting back, saying he had approval from higher-ups who want to scapegoat him. And the Associated Press has obtained VA documents backing him up.

That should make things really pleasant for VA Secretary Jim Nicholson when he testifies on Capitol Hill today. (AP)

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