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VA Watchdog Calls Mishandling of Veterans’ Personal Info a ‘National Issue’

October 25, 2019

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The Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Inspector General found in its latest report that veterans’ sensitive personal information was stored unprotected on two servers, which OIG staff say might expose vets to fraud and identity theft.

In a report released Thursday, OIG staff investigated a veterans service organization officer’s complaint that medical records linked to veterans’ names, Social Security numbers or date and place of birth were accessible remotely by anyone authorized to access the drives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin — a violation of VA security policy.

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