Marines name NMCI manager

The Marine Corps has named Richard Glover as its program manager for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

Glover had been serving as the acting program manager, but Brig. Gen. James Feigley, commander of Marine Corps Systems Command, officially named Glover to the post.

Glover will be responsible for all program management aspects of the Marine Corps' transition to the NMCI, including cost, schedule, technical performance and "sustainment activities" associated with the program, Marine Corps officials said.

Glover will work in conjunction with Rear Adm. Charles Munns, who was recently named the director of the Navy NMCI Program Office. Marine Corps Col. Robert Logan serves as Munns' deputy.

Unlike the Navy, which has had many people involved in NMCI decisions, the Marines have had a more streamlined and clearly delineated leadership approach.

NMCI officials have said that EDS will begin rolling out NMCI seats for the Marines later this year. The timing depends on Defense Department chief information officer John Stenbit lifting the strategic pause that limited the number of seats until the concept is demonstrated.

Glover previously worked as the assistant program manager for telecommunication and networks, where he led the Marine Corps' Base Telecommunications Infrastructure Upgrade and Network Infrastructure programs. Over the past five years, both programs have focused on improving the information technology infrastructure at every Marine Corps base around the world.

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Dorobek joined Federal News Radio in 2008 with 16 years of experience covering government issues with an emphasis on government information technology. Prior to joining Federal News Radio, Dorobek was editor-in-chief of Federal Computer Week, the leading news magazine for government IT decision-makers and the flagship of the 1105 Government Information Group portfolio of publications. As editor-in-chief, Dorobek served as a member of the senior leadership team at 1105 Government Information Group, providing daily editorial direction and management for FCW magazine, FCW.com, Government Health IT and its other editorial products.

Dorobek joined FCW in 2001 as a senior reporter and assumed increasing responsibilities, becoming managing editor and executive editor before being named editor-in-chief in 2006. Prior to joining FCW, Dorobek was a technology reporter at PlanetGov.com, one of the first online community centers for current and former government employees. He also spent five years at Government Computer News, another leading industry publication, covering a variety of federal IT-related issues.

Dorobek is a frequent speaker on issues involving the government IT industry, and has appeared as a frequent contributor to NewsChannel 8’s Federal News Today program. He began his career as a reporter at the Foster’s Daily Democrat, a daily newspaper in Dover, N.H. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He lives in Washington, DC.


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