Less than a month after the director of the Office of Personnel Management resigned over accusations that she mismanaged the agency's cybersecurity and response to a pair of massive hacks, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz is going after her cybersecurity deputy.
Donna Seymour is OPM's chief information officer, a position in which she worked closely with the former director, Katherine Archuleta, to deal with the fallout of the data breaches. Archuleta resigned on July 10, but Seymour stayed on as a new acting director was installed.
Chaffetz sent a letter Thursday to the acting director, Beth Cobert, asking her to remove Seymour from her post.
The Utah Republican cited a letter he received from the OPM Office of the Inspector General sent this week, which said, "There have been situations where actions by the [Office of the Chief Information Officer] have interfered with, and thus hindered, the OIG's work. Further, the OCIO has repeatedly provided the OIG with inaccurate or misleading information."
Chaffetz, who in June was joined by 17 Republican representatives in calling for both Archuleta and Seymour to resign, said in the letter to OPM Thursday that the OIG's comments drove him to renew his demand.