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Posted at 02:30 PM on Saturday, July 21, 2007 by dist6
SAIC acknowledges risk to military records
The personal information of more than a half million uniformed service members and their families “was placed at risk for potential compromise” when military health care data was being processed by Science Applications International Corp., the company said today.
SAIC did not indicate when the incident took place, but said it fixed the security lapses as soon as it learned of them and began working with customers to mitigate any negative effects.
SAIC said the Army, Navy, Air Force and Homeland Security Department contracts were in connection with Tricare, the online health benefits program for the uniformed services, retirees and their families.
The company said forensic analysis so far has not uncovered any compromise of the personal information — which could include combinations of names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and limited health information in the form of codes.
“However, the possibility cannot be ruled out. SAIC is notifying about 580,000 households, some with more than one affected person,” the company said.