OPM director resigns after news that hack affected 21.5 million people

Less than 24 hours after the recent hack against the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was announced to have reached 21.5 million affected individuals, its director has stepped down.

In a statement, Katherine Archuleta wrote that it was “best for me to step aside” from leading the agency charged with managing federal employees. She had been in the position for just over two years.

This is quite a reversal for the OPM boss. Speaking before a Senate hearing on June 23, Archuleta said, "I'm as angry as you are that this is happening... I am dedicated to ensuring that OPM does everything in its power to protect the federal workforce and to ensure that our systems will have the best cyber security posture the government can provide.”

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