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VA Chief is “Outraged”: James Nicholson, head of Veterans Affairs, says he is “outraged” at the loss of veterans personal data and the fact than it was a VA employee who put the data “at risk.” In a new statement, Nicholson says he is “also concerned” about the length of time it took his department to react after learning of the May 3 burglary. It was May 22 before the VA issued a public announcement. No doubt, lawmakers (see below) will be concerned at the delay as well. Nicholson says he has asked for his inspector general to “expedite” the investigation, which includes the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.