Facebook's Moonshot Chief Regina Dugan Leaving In 2018

Doris Richards
October 18, 2017

Ending her resignation post with a quote from President Kennedy ("United, there is little we can not do."), Dugan provided no other details, besides the obligatory promise to make sure her transition from Building 8 is as smooth as possible. She has announced about her leaving on Tuesday in a post on Facebook with saying that she is departing to "focus on building and leading a new endeavor".

Dugan, who along with leading DARPA, the US government organization that created the internet, has an unbelievable work history, having also previously held the position of Vice President of Engineering, Advanced Technology and Projects at Google Inc., essentially running (now) Alphabet Inc.'s Project X Group that designs some of the formerly only search company's out there ideas such as Project Loon and others.

"There is a tidal shift going on in Silicon Valley, and those of us in this industry have greater responsibilities than ever before", Dugan said in a statement provided by a Facebook spokesperson., Recode reports.


Dugan said, "This was a hard decision for me".

Facebook had set up the Building 8 lab a year ago when Dugan joined the group and she since established a team of her own. "And there are many people that I will miss, personally, and professionally", Dugan wrote. She didn't cite any particular reason which prompted her to make another career change so soon after leaving Google's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) unit to join Facebook in April 2016. Before Google, Dugan was the director of DARPA, the special research lab that builds new technology for the US military. "I will do my part".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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