WASHINGTON (Wall Street Journal) – Katherine Archuleta, the embattled director of the Office of Personnel Management, resigned Friday after her office this week disclosed new details on the hacking of millions of federal employee records, telling President Barack Obama it was best for her to step aside and allow the office to move forward with new leadership.
Her resignation, which is effective at the end of the day Friday, comes amid an outcry in Congress over OPM’s response to the data breach.
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Obama accepted Ms. Archuleta’s resignation Friday morning, a White House official said. Beth Cobert, the U.S. chief performance officer and deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, will become the agency’s acting director, the official said.