SGI, Mountain View, Calif., appointed Arthur Money to its board of directors. Most recently he was the assistant secretary of defense for command, control, communications and intelligence, and chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Defense from 1998 to April 2001. SGI is a provider of high-performance computing, complex data management and visualization products, services and solutions.

The Washington-based Information Technology Industry Council appointed Ralph Hellmann senior vice president for government affairs. He had previously been policy director for Dennis Hastert, speaker of the House of Representatives. The council also announced that James Thurston will be director of technology policy responsible for implementing ITI's priorities on global standards and regulatory issues. He was previously a congressional fellow in the office of Sen. Joseph Lieberman. The council represents the leading providers of information technology products and services.

Multimax Inc., a Largo, Md., provider of information technology services and products to the government market, appointed company founder Winston Chan as chairman and chief executive officer and Carleton Jones as president and chief operating officer.

Universal Systems & Technology Inc., Centreville, Va., a provider of systems engineering and simulation and training technology, named Nancy Friedman as its president and chief operating officer. In addition to overseeing daily operations, Friedman will help develop and implement strategies that will make Unitech a leader in its field. She was previously with Unisys Federal Government Group.

Vienna, Va.-based CMS Information Services Inc., an IT services provider specializing in the federal government, defense agency and state government markets, appointed Gerald Gourdain as vice president and director of mobile services. He will head technical engineering for the firm's mobile and wireless communications unit. Prior to joining CMS, Gourdain worked at Sybase Inc.

Business law firm Piper Marbury Rudnick & Wolfe LLP, Baltimore, announced that Tracy Bacigalupo and Arthur Fergenson, formerly of the Baltimore office of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP, have joined the firm as partners and have brought with them two associates, James Galante and Jennifer Johnson Cameron.

Bacigalupo focuses her practice in mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, venture capital and private equity investing, public and private securities offerings, and real estate investment trust law. Fergenson has experience in intellectual property, technology disputes, securities and corporate control litigation, insurance insolvency, and the representation of investors in distressed assets.

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