Director of Hacked US Agency Resigns

Katherine Archuleta is out at OPM
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2015 12:10 PM CDT
In this June 25 photo, Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta testifies on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Katherine Archuleta insisted as recently as yesterday afternoon that she wasn't going to resign as director of the Office of Personnel Management, but today she gave in for more than 22 million good reasons. That's how many people, at least, have been affected by the massive breaches of her agency's computers—hacks that occurred even after red flags had been raised about the OPM's vulnerabilities. Lawmakers in both parties demanded she go, and Archuleta will do so at the end of today, report the New York Times and AP.

"This morning, I offered, and the president accepted, my resignation," says a statement by Archuleta cited by NPR. It's "best for me to step aside and allow new leadership to step in, enabling the agency to move beyond the current challenges and allowing the employees at OPM to continue their important work."

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