U.S. Veterans Affairs CIO: We're more secure

Tuesday, 12 December 2006, 12:00 AM EST

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is "pretty confident" the agency will not have another large data breach like the one in May that could have exposed the personal records of 26.5 million military veterans and family members, the agency's chief information officer said Monday.

The VA has taken several steps to improve its security since the breach, said Robert Howard, who was appointed the VA's assistant secretary for information and technology just days before a VA laptop and hard drive were stolen from an employee's home.

At Network World.

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