Firm hired to improve VA security

Thursday, 18 January 2007, 9:01 AM EST

The Department of Veterans Affairs will pay a defense contractor millions of dollars to help the agency improve data security after the theft last year of a computer packed with personal information, company officials said Wednesday.

The project, focusing on the behavior of the department's 235,000 workers, is part of the VA's effort to better protect sensitive information after a laptop computer and external drive containing the personal information of about 26.5 million veterans and military members was stolen last spring.

At the Washington Post.

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