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Under fire for data breach, Obama personnel chief steps down

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, July 10 2015 Jul 10, 2015 July 10, 2015 4:21 PM July 10, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting demands following an unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect.

Director Katherine Archuleta had come under scathing criticism amid revelations this year that hackers - widely believed to be China's government - had infiltrated her agency's databases as well as background-check records for millions who applied for U.S. security clearances.

President Barack Obama named Beth Cobert, currently deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, to step in as acting director at OPM.

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