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US personnel chief resigns in wake of massive data breach

WASHINGTON — The head of the government’s personnel office has resigned in
the wake of a massive data breach on her watch.

A White House official said President Barack Obama accepted the resignation of
Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta on Friday morning.
She’ll stay on the job through the end of the day.

The official says deputy director Beth Cobert will become acting director
starting Saturday.

Archuleta’s resignation comes the day after her agency disclosed that hackers
stole the personal information of more than 21 million people. Previous
government estimates of how many were affected by the breach were far smaller.

Members of Congress in both parties had demanded Archuleta’s resignation.