Retired Navy Rear Adm. Bill Wright last week was named president of XTAR,
a satellite operator that will provide X-band satellite communications services
to government users in the United States and other nations.
XTAR is a joint venture of Loral Space & Communications Ltd. and
HISDESAT S.A. The company's first satellite, XTAR-EUR, is under construction
and scheduled to enter service in 2003.
Wright was previously president
of Loral Asia-Pacific. He joined Loral in 1998 after a 34-year career in
the U.S. Navy.
Former Defense Department Chief Information Officer Art Money has joined
the board of directors of SGI, the company announced Oct. 15.
Money was CIO and assistant secretary of Defense for command, control,
communications and intelligence from 1998 through April 2001. He is now
a strategic adviser for Digital Data Development, a provider of advanced
SGI, formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc., is the world's leading
provider of high-performance computing.
For more about Art Money, see "Money enlists in company" [FCW.com, Sept.