July 10, 2015
The director of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Katherine Archuleta, released a statement on Friday announcing that she was stepping down in the aftermath of the major cybersecurity breach.
“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,” Archuleta’s statement said.
The Reuters news agency cited an unnamed White House official who said that President Barack Obama had “accepted her resignation and thanked her for her years of dedicated service.”
The OPM’s deputy director, Beth Cobert, is to take over at the helm on an interim basis.