Stolen VA laptop recovered
Thursday, June 29, 2006; Posted: 10:54 a.m. EDT (14:54 GMT)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- -- The government has recovered the stolen laptop
computer containing sensitive data for up to 26.5 million veterans and
military personnel, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson announced
Nicholson also said there have been no reports of identity theft since the
May 3 burglary at the Maryland home of an agency employee.
"There is reason to be optimistic," he told reporters just before the start
of another in a series of hearings Congress has had on one of the worst
breaches of information security.
"It's a very positive note in this very tragic incident," Nicholson said.