BREAKING: OPM Director Katherine Archuleta Resigns as Head of OPM After 2 Massive Hacks of Gov’t Info

Earlier we reported that the director of the Office of Personnel Management Katherine Archuleta was refusing to step down after her incompetence lost the personal data of millions of Americans in two major hacks. Now with breaking news, today she has quit.

After repeated calls for her to resign, Archuleta has finally resigned.

Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta submitted her resignation Friday.

On Thursday, federal officials acknowledged that hackers managed to steal information on more than 21 million Americans from the government’s background check computers, including details of their health and financial histories, as the shocking outlines of the breach finally became clear.

After weeks of downplaying the hack, the Office of Personnel Management acknowledged that the numbers were worse than even the figures they had been downplaying earlier, and critics said the type of information stolen is a cybersecurity nightmare because the kinds of personal details would let a hacker pose successfully as someone else.

The hack also extended beyond federal employees, grabbing information about family members and roommates of people who once applied for security clearance.

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, who announced the details in a phone press conference, had initially insisted she won’t resign in the wake of the troubling findings, saying it was because of her efforts that the breach was even discovered.

It’s good to see this incompetent woman go.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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