Roster change

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.

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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 collusion-detection technology.

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. 21 2001].

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