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Mark Badger was named public-sector Internet business development manager for Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif. Badger will be responsible for developing and implementing Internet and network solutions to business process problems within the state and local government

Before joining Cisco, Badger worked for the state of Alaska where he established the state's online e-commerce services and e-commerce for government projects.

Muse Technologies Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., a developer and marketer of perceptual computing software, selected Gary Kessler as manager of Muse Developers Network Alliance, a support and enrichment program for software developers who create 3D applications. Kessler was formerly senior product manager at Silicon Graphics Inc. He has also worked for AT&T Corp., Basking Ridge, N.J., and The Boeing Co., Seattle.

Capital.com Bethesda, Md., hired six senior executives who will manage the expansion of its online finance business. Capital.com is an online financial portal providing capital and financial services to small and mid-size companies.

Douglas Starkey joins the company as chief Internet officer. He was formerly chief information officer of the banking division of the online brokerage E*Trade.

Gillian Anderson will be vice president of financial institutions. Anderson has been director of investor coverage at GE Capital.

James Laird will be vice president of business development. He was senior research analyst of online financial services for the Yankee Group.

The new chief technology officer will
be Christopher Milner, a former senior technical architect.

Tom Feliu joined Capital.com as vice president of CapitalTV, a company unit. He has been a producer, writer and director for 16 years.

Harry Kelly will be vice president and oversee the company's team of financial professionals. He has 25 years experience in the banking industry.

Fred Gantzler was tapped as DynCorp's senior vice president of its Seat Management unit within its information and enterprise technology division. Gantzler will oversee the day-to-day management of the company's seat management

Gantzler worked for Litton-PRC as vice president of operations for PRC Public Sector. He also served 23 years in the Army.

Government Micro Resources Inc., Manassas, Va., hired James Powers as vice president of its new convergent technologies division. Powers worked for AT&T Corp. for 20 years, most recently as executive programs director. GMR is an integrator of information technology solutions and services, specializing in Internet and intranet, groupware, software engineering, LAN and WAN engineering and integrated voice response.

ActionTec Electronics Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., hired Steven "Rockie" Baron as government sales manager. He will focus on boosting the company's contract and General Services Administration business for card readers and data communication products. Baron had been with Tech Data Corp., Clearwater, Fla., for seven years, the past three as federal government sales manager for the Washington area.

Edward Lord was appointed vice
president of consulting services for
Reliable Software Technologies, a
software risk management solution provider in Dulles, Va. He will be
responsible for developing the consulting group's business opportunities and managing the growth of the software reliability, security and safety consulting operations, along with other responsibilities.

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions named Gwendolyn Shaw as director of industry forums for its ordering and billing forum committee. Shaw most recently worked for Ameritech Corp., Chicago. ATIS is a member company organization that defines standards and operating procedures for the telecommunications industry.

Michael Kilty was named vice president of information technology for Los Angeles-based iBoost.com Technology Inc., a portal for free and low-cost business and Web development tools.

Kilty was previously director of Internet services at Warner Music Group Inc. He will be responsible for the design, implementation and management of the company's Internet and network architecture and technical integration and consolidation of Web site acquisitions.

Charlene Wheeless

DynCorp, Reston, Va., named Charlene Wheeless as corporate officer and vice president of corporate
communications. Wheeless was formerly the company's director of communications.

Wheeless joined DynCorp in 1991, then worked for Litton-PRC as director of employee communications before returning to DynCorp, an information technology and outsourcing solutions firm.

TRW Inc., Cleveland, named Darryl Fraser vice president of communications for its aerospace and information systems business.

Fraser will direct internal marketing and strategic communications for the aerospace unit.

Fraser formerly was director of communications for the information systems business, and has been with the company 20 years.

TRW provides advanced technology products and services to the automotive, aerospace and information technology markets worldwide.

Lawson Software, St. Paul, Minn., promoted Jay Coughlan, formerly executive vice president of Lawson's field operations and marketing, to president and chief operating officer.

Coughlan succeeds Richard Lawson, who becomes chief executive officer.

Tom Swindell was promoted to executive vice president for strategic plans and business development of Universal Systems & Technology Inc., Fairfax, Va., a provider of information technology and intelligent training systems.

Swindell was formerly vice president for the company's training systems division.

Swindell will now be responsible for strategic development and direction, including company mergers and acquisitions.

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