Menendez: Loss Of Computer Deplorable

Menendez: Loss Of Computer Deplorable

Lawmaker calls for full accounting from Veterans Administration

Washington - U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) released a statement following reports that a Veterans Administration computer reportedly containing personal information on thousands of veterans was reported missing. The computer was in the possession of a subcontractor hired to assist in insurance collections for VAs medical centers in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, and potentially contains information on New Jersey veterans being treated in Pennsylvania.

"On the same day the United State Senate passed my amendment to increase physical security and data protections at navy recruiting stations across the country, the Veterans Administration was notified of yet another security breach. It is deplorable that this is the manner in which we treat those who have fought to protect our nation. I call on the Director of the Veterans Administration to provide a full accounting of what is missing, and what steps will be taken to ensure that each and every veteran is protected."

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