The director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Katherine Archuleta, has resigned, according to reports. Archuleta stepped down one day after it was revealed that earlier reported cyber attacks had resulted in the theft of personal information of 21.5 million people – a figure far greater than the 4.2 million earlier reported.
Calls for Archuleta, who has been in her post since 2013, to resign began last month when she first announced that the agency had been hit by cyber attacks that exposed personal information of some 4.2 million current and former federal workers. On Thursday, Archuleta disclosed that the breach had actually impacted 21.5 million people. On a conference call detailing the breach Archuleta said she would not resign despite increasing calls from politicians in both parties.
Beth Cobert, the deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget will replace temporarily Archuleta while a permanent replacement is sought.

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