The Department of Veterans Affairs had 10 lost or stolen laptop computers--all encrypted--during October 2010.

We know this because VA submits a monthly report to Congress on data incidents. In addition to the laptops, there were two missing/stolen PCs and four other incidents affecting information technology equipment. The VA lost 22 Blackberry devices in October, had 79 internal un-encrypted e-mail incidents and 79 mishandling incidents such as a veteran coming to a pharmacy window and being given another veteran's medication.

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