Statistical software in the news?

By jajacobs | June 13, 2006

The Washington Post reports that the personal information recently stolen from the VA “was stored in a format that could make it difficult for thieves to use, according to an internal VA memo.”

In the May 5 memo, VA privacy officer Mark Whitney wrote that the critical data “may not be easily accessible” because most of it – including names, birth dates and Social Security numbers – was stored in a specialized, standard format used for data manipulation and statistical analysis.

See the full article: “VA Data in Format Not Widely Used” By Christopher Lee. Washington Post Staff Writer. June 1, 2006: washington post site - my require registration or : repost, no registration required

  • Contributed by Jim Jacobs