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Opinion: Military at greater risk for identity theft
Thursday - 12/9/2010, 3:55pm EST
Furthermore, the officers say the problem is compounded by an uninformed, sometimes cavalier attitude toward the military's PII system. The problem is magnified for those deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The authors also say that identity theft that happens through PII often occurs after a soldier dies, creating immense problems for surviving family members.
The paper lists a dozen examples of the military's misuse of PII. It also lists six common misconceptions about how the military protects and employs personal information.
This story is part of Federal News Radio's daily DoD Report. For more defense news, click here.