WASHINGTON — The director of the Office of Personnel Management said Tuesday she doesn’t believe anyone at her agency is personally responsible for allowing the massive hack attack that has exposed the personal information of millions of federal employees.”If there is anyone to blame, it is the perpetrators,” OPM Director Katherine Archuleta told members of a Senate panel at the first of four congressional hearings this week to examine the OPM cyber attack..House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and other lawmakers have called on Archuleta to resign in the wake of what has been described as the most devastating cyber attack in U.S. history.”I don’t believe anyone (at OPM) is personally responsible,” Archuleta said in response to a question from Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. “We’re working as hard as we can to protect the data of our employees.”Archuleta also blamed “decades of lack of investment in IT systems.” She is seeking a $32 million increase in OPM’s 2016 budget, with most of the raise slated to pay for modernizing the agency’s information technology.However, Michael Esser, the OPM’s assistant inspector general for audits, said that some of the systems that were breached were modern systems rather than the aging, decades-old… Read full this story
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