Kenneth Baisden
Director and CIO for the Data and Records Management Division

Kenneth J. Baisden

Kenneth J. Baisden serves as the Director and Chief Information Officer (CIO) for DRMD within OASCR. In this capacity, he oversees the USDA Civil Rights Enterprise System, manages OASCR’s Information Technology (IT) assets, and enforces various IT mandates in support of USDA’s e-Government mission.

Additionally, Ken is responsible for safeguarding and managing the Department’s Employment and Program complaints non-electronic files. He also supervises OASCR’s Information Research Services, which is responsible for responding to telephone and mail inquiries world-wide. This unit handles over 6000 employment and USDA program complaint inquiries annually.

Ken attended college and graduate school in New York. He also served honorably in Southeast Asia with the U.S. Army. As a visionary and pragmatist, his overriding priority is to provide real time IT support to OASCR staff offices, USDA customers and employees. Ken’s greatest asset is his staff.