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

by Warner Todd Huston | July 10, 2015 1:06 pm

Earlier we reported[1] 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[2].

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.

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