Colorado Democrat Katherine Archuleta, the current head of the Office of Personnel Management, has come under fire for failing to adequately protect the United States’ personnel records from hackers, who breached millions of personnel records from government workers and contractors. U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz spanked Archuleta, according to ArsTechnica:
“House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told Archuleta and OPM Chief Information Officer Donna Seymour, “You failed utterly and totally.” He referred to OPM’s own inspector general reports and hammered Seymour in particular for the 11 major systems out of 47 that had not been properly certified as secure—which were not contractor systems but systems operated by OPM’s own IT department. “They were in your office, which is a horrible example to be setting,” Chaffetz told Seymour. In total, 65 percent of OPM’s data was stored on those uncertified systems.”
We believe we speak for everyone in the state when we pretend not to know her. But, there are a lot of Democrats who do know her. Here’s what the Huffington Post reported on Archuleta’s Colorado liberal roots:
Archuleta is currently the chief of staff to Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis.
Before her work with Labor Secretary Solis Archuleta was a big force in Colorado’s hispanic community, working as an aide for Mayor Federico Pena–the first, and so far the only, Hispanic mayor of Denver. When President Clinton appointed Pena to Secretary of Transportation, he named Archuleta chief of staff in 1996 and 1997. Later in 1997 when Pena became the new Secretary of Energy, Archuleta was named senior policy advisor.
She was also a senior advisor to then-Mayor John Hickenlooper, Denver’s lead city planner for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and executive director for the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.