(Bloomberg News) -- A key House lawmaker reprimanded the U.S. Office of Personnel Management on Tuesday for lacking security to prevent hackers from gaining personal data on current and former federal workers, and urged its top officials to resign.
“You failed utterly and totally,” Representative Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said in describing the agency as “grossly negligent.” He said managers didn’t move faster to take precautions recommended for years by government auditors.
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