USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces that Joseph L. Parsons will serve as Acting Chair of USDA’s Agricultural Statistics Board effective June13, 2016. At the same time, he also becomes Acting Director of the Methodology Division. Parsons currently serves as Director of the Information Technology Division and is the agency’s Chief Information Officer. Prior to that, he was Senior Research Statistician in the Research and Development Division. He has served in a variety of leadership positions throughout the agency.