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The Director of the Office of Personnel Management Resigns After Last Year’s Security Breaches

By Mike Tuttle

July 28, 2015

Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, has stepped down from her position in the wake of two major security breaches last year. According to some estimates, the two security breaches exposed the personal information of at least 22.1 million people.

China is said to be behind the breach, but it doesn’t really matter who is behind it. It could be pimple-faced kids on TOR in a basement, selling Social Security Numbers to kiddie porn vendors. The fact is, it’s not hard to get our government’s data.

Archuleta had resisted stepping down, but finally told her staff in an email on Friday morning, “I conveyed to the President that I believe it is 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.”

In other words, Katherine Archuleta dove under the bus for the team. Interestingly, OPM’s chief information officer, Donna Seymour, is not going [...]

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