Despite massive cyber attacks at the Office of Personnel Management, President Obama still has confidence in OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, the White House said Wednesday.
“The president does have confidence that she’s the right person for that job,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Mr. Earnest said that when she took the job, Ms. Archuleta identified as “one of her first priorities” the upgrading of the office’s computer networks. It was during that upgrade in April that officials discovered a massive breach of sensitive personnel data, allegedly stolen by agents of China.
Since the breach became public, Mr. Earnest said several senior White House officials “have been in touch” with Ms. Archuleta and other top managers at OPM.