Senator Steve Daines is calling for Katherine Archuleta, the head of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), to step down amid a hacking scandal which has compromised the information of “an estimated 18 million current, former and prospective federal employees.”
According to an emailed press release from the Montana Republican‘s office:
“‘Under Katherine Archuleta’s watch, OPM allowed one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ personal information in our nation’s history. More, Ms. Archuleta has refused to take accountability for this great failure – in turn failing the American people, whom she swore an oath to protect and defend,’ Daines stated. ‘Leadership starts at the top, and in light of this is an unprecedented theft of our citizens’ records, we must hold those in positions of responsibility accountable. I lack the confidence that Ms. Archuleta can institute the needed reforms within OPM to protect Americans from future cyber theft. We must continue to diligently pursue these hackers to the fullest extent of the law and take much-needed steps to ensure these breaches aren’t repeated.’”
Archuleta declined to resign last week, after being questioned by lawmakers on Capitol Hill regarding the data breach.