Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Internet2 Appoints Dave Lambert as CEO

Internet2 has appointed H. David (Dave) Lambert as its new president and CEO, replacing Douglas Van Houweling. Lambert currently serves as the Vice President for Information Services and Chief Information Officer at Georgetown University. He is a founding member of the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a regional advanced Internet consortium, which provides critical connectivity for the research and education community and for many government agencies in the Greater Washington D.C. region.

The announcement of Lambert's appointment comes on the heels of the news last week that Internet2 and several partners have been awarded a $62.5 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The grant will provide funding to construct a national infrastructure called the United States Unified Community Anchor Network (U.S. UCAN) that will, in partnership with regional and state research and education networks, connect America's community anchor institutions to enable the use of life-changing applications not possible with today's typical Internet service.