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New Marine Cyber Command Leader

The Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command held a change of command ceremony today, with Maj. Gen. Matthew Glavy taking the reins as the leader of the Marine Cybercom. Glavy most recently served as the commanding general, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing and was the deputy director of current operations at U.S. Cyber Command. The previous Marine Cyber Command leader, Maj. Gen. Lori Reynolds, was confirmed by the Senate last Thursday to the rank of Lieutenant General, and was promoted following the change of command ceremony. She will now serve as the Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for information.

Angela Colter Lands New Role at 18F

Angela Colter is now the acting executive director of 18F. Colter, who announced the new role on Twitter last Friday, had served as director of strategy for the digital services team since 2017. Victor Udoewa will serve as the new director of strategy. The Executive Director role was previously filled by Rebecca Piazza.

Hudson Hollister Steps Down From Data Coalition

Hudson Hollister, founder and executive director, is stepping down from the Data Coalition, an advocacy group that works on behalf of the private sector and the public interest for the publication of government information as standardized, machine-readable data. In an announcement released last Wednesday, the Coalition confirmed that Hollister will step down effective Oct. 1, 2018 to “pursue new challenges.” Hollister will remain a member of the Board of Directors. The Data Coalition Board has formed an Executive Director Search Committee, and interested parties are invited to review the position description and submit an application.

Internet Society Names New CEO

The Internet Society, a non-profit organization whose mission is to “promote the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of all people throughout the world,” named Andrew Sullivan its new CEO and president effective Sept. 1, 2018. As part of his new role, Sullivan will also join the group’s board of directors. Sullivan has had a lengthy career in the Internet industry, including helping launch the .info Internet top level domain name, managing the Domain Name System (DNS) development and architecture departments while at Dyn, and serving as the chair of the Internet Architecture Board. Sullivan will be based in Reston, Va.

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Kate Polit
Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.