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BREAKING: OPM Director Resigns over Hack

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Cory Bennett The embattled director of the Office of Personnel Management has resigned, bowing to mounting pressure from Capitol Hill for her to step aside over a devastating government hack.

Also see – Katherine Archuleta and the Accountability Problem

“Archuleta made clear to the president that she believed it was best for her to step aside and allow new leadership that would enable the agency to move beyond the current challenges and allow the employees at OPM to continue their important work.”

Katherine Archuleta, director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), stepped down a day after she revealed that multiple breaches at her agency had exposed more than 22 million people’s sensitive information.

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The chorus on Capitol Hill calling for her firing have been growing since shortly after the breach was first revealed in early June.

President Obama accepted her resignation Friday morning, according to a White House official. Her resignation is effective at the close of business….(read more)

TheHill

– Jordan Fabian contributed. This story was updated at 12:40 p.m.

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3 Comments on “BREAKING: OPM Director Resigns over Hack”

  1. Good to know there will be at least some consequences for that colossal failure.

  2. […] news of Pao’s resignation comes only hours after OPM Director Resigns over Hack. Who will be #3?  Would Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake‘s resignation be too much […]


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