Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Names Managing Director

John P. Delaney has been appointed as managing director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI), effective June 25, Virginia Tech announced Monday. The CCI Hub is located in the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington.

Delaney is a U.S. Army veteran, having recently retired from a 30-year career. He had most recently been the chief of staff for Army Cyber Command at the Department of Defense. In his new role, he will lead the operations team that supports researchers across CCI-affiliated institutions. He will oversee personnel, financial management, operations and communications, and reports directly to CCI Executive Director Luiz A. DaSilva.

“John brings to CCI superb organizational and leadership skills, after a long and distinguished career in the Department of Defense,” DaSilva said in a statement. Delaney will also serve as the executive secretariat of the CCI Leadership Council and interact with the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority and other Virginia government agencies.