Thursday, May 25, 2006

OBVIOUSLY -- "Jim Nicholson, the secretary of veterans affairs, expressed outrage Wednesday over being kept in the dark about the theft of computer data on 26.5 million veterans as he himself came under heavy criticism from Capitol Hill."

Following the timeline, according to the story, he was told on May 16, which was 13 days after the underlying identity theft occurred. And the public was informed May 22, almost a week after Secretary Nicholson was told.

So Nicholson's staff waited two weeks to tell him, and he waited one week to tell the public. I think there is probably plenty of outrage to go around, but leadership, competence and accountability... now those seem to be in much shorter supply.