Chaffetz Statement on OPM Director Archuleta’s Resignation

Published: Jul 10, 2015

WASHINGTON—House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) released the following statement in response to today’s announcement that U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Archuleta is resigning.

“This is the absolute right call. OPM needs a competent, technically savvy leader to manage the biggest cybersecurity crisis in this nation’s history. The IG has been warning about security lapses at OPM for almost a decade. This should have been addressed much, much sooner but I appreciate the President doing what’s best now. In the future, positions of this magnitude should be awarded on merit and not out of patronage to political operatives.”