VA installs encryption software on 15,000 laptops

Friday, 29 September 2006, 1:27 AM EST

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has installed encryption software on 15,000 agency-owned laptops over the past two weeks as part of a broader effort to improve information security following last May's massive data compromise.

It is also working to furnish government-owned laptops to VA employees who currently use their personal machines to do official work at home, the VA's supervisor of information and technology Robert Howard told lawmakers on Tuesday.

At Computerworld.

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