SAIC To Pay Alert Costs In Tricare Patient Data Breach

By Derek Hawkins (October 5, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A spokesman for military health care service Tricare said Wednesday that Science Applications International Corp. was on the hook for the cost of notifying nearly 5 million program beneficiaries that computer tapes containing their personal data had been stolen.

Tricare reported last week that backup tapes containing personal information, including Social Security numbers, for 4.9 million beneficiaries had been stolen from an SAIC employee's car earlier in September. SAIC, which has provided support services under Pentagon contracts for more than two decades, was obligated to pay any costs associated with the data breach, including the costs of informing beneficiaries, Tricare said....

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