Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Veteran's Affairs Hearing

The Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Economic Opportunity of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs held an oversight hearing on Veterans Benefits Data Security. You can listen to the hearing on Windows Media Player. You can also read some of the prepared testimony off the witness list page. FirstGov also has a page linking to resources for the Veterans whose data was stolen. This stolen laptop contained data on "as many as 1.1 million military members on active duty, 430,000 members of the National Guard, and 645,000 members of the Reserves" (from the Veterans Affairs press release). If you are concerned you are a victim of identity theft, check out this quick how-to guide on dealing with and avoiding identity theft.

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