BOSTON, MA – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D – Boston), the leading Democrat on the House National Security Subcommittee, responded to the resignation of the Director of the Office of Personnel Management:

“I enthusiastically support the president's decision to accept the resignation of OPM Director Katherine Archuleta. The failure to protect highly sensitive and personal information of 25 million Americans and tens of thousands of strategic and intelligence personnel is a near catastrophic blow to our national security. While there may be very little information remaining at OPM that has not been hacked, I am hopeful that the next Director of OPM will be chosen carefully based on the urgency and seriousness of the task and the skill and ability required to accomplish it.”