He will focus on helping the department build cyber capacity in his new role, which became effective on Monday, the newly appointed senior adviser said in a tweet posted Friday. Wallace will perform this work on a contractual basis under Tuvli, an Akima subsidiary that offers information technology and cybersecurity support to the federal government.
He most recently served as a senior fellow for the German Marshall Fund of the United States' Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative, and was a counselor for defense policy and nuclear matters at the British Embassy in Washington.
His career also includes advisory work for a U.K.-based multinational force that operated in Iraq. The State Department's cyber issue coordinator office works with partner countries to sustain a secure infrastructure for international communications and information-related activities.