Friday, July 07, 2006

IT Irony -- poor old Veterans Administration

Spotted this headline on ComputerWorld today:

"GAO Calls on VA, DOD to Better Share Medical Data".

I thought that the problem with the VA is that it is all too good at sharing medical data? Seems they can share it with any random burglar who walks off with one of their laptops, but not their most important collaborative agency.

Just to rub it in, the next headline on the website was:

VA Pushed to Pursue IT Overhaul

The FBI's recovery of the stolen laptop and disk containing personal data on 26.5 million veterans and active-duty military personnel didn't stop the calls for a sweeping restructuring of the IT organization at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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