Arlene Millard was selected as deputy director of the Agriculture Department's National Information Technology Center. Millard recently served as chief of the Telecommunications Division for the Farm Service Agency's Kansas City Management Office.
Anne Reed, chief information officer at the USDA, has been appointed to serve as the chairwoman of the General Administration Board of the USDA Graduate School. Reed replaces James Gilliland, who recently left government.
William Gant, a computer specialist in the USDA's Office of the Chief Information Officer, was presented an Outstanding Civil Rights Service Award at the first Awards Reception and Celebration of the USDA Coalition of Minority Employees. Gant was recognized for co-founding the organization, developing its charter and being proactive in support of civil rights.
Frank B. Tupper was appointed director of the Transportation Safety Institute at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, Oklahoma City. The institute is a major training and technical assistance organization for the Transportation Department. Tupper was most recently TSI's associate director for planning, development and instructional systems.
Talx Corp. has expanded its Bethesda, Md., office and appointed Richard Schrader, formerly of Computer Associates International Inc., director of federal sales. At CA, Schrader worked with the Army to provide automated systems management. Talx also announced the appointment of Joseph Galbraith, former director of the Army Civilian Personnel Center, as director of business development for the federal division and the promotion of Ed Chaffin to regional manager of the federal sector.