Why is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services Contractor carrying a laptop with sensitive information on 130,000+ current and former U.S. Navy Sailors? Just another in a series of embarrasing NMCI blunders for HPE:

Hackers gained access to sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, for 134,386 current and former U.S. sailors, the U.S. Navy said on Wednesday.

It said a laptop used by a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services employee working on a U.S. Navy contract was hacked. Hewlett Packard informed the Navy of the breach on Oct. 27 and the affected sailors will be notified in the coming weeks, the Navy said.

There is no valid reason for an HPE Services employee to be running around with this type of data stored locally on a laptop. Why does a contractor even have access to PII data of this nature?