Gov Docs: GPO (Government Printing Office) Releases 2012 Annual Report
Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks releases the Annual Report of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) for Fiscal Year 2012. The report details the agency’s progress in using technology to expand public access to Government information while achieving a positive financial result of $2.9 million in net income for the fiscal year.
During FY 2012, GPO implemented a number of strategic initiatives to better serve Congress, Federal agency customers, and the public, including:
- The release of new web mobile apps for the U.S. FY13 Budget, Presidential Papers, and the Plum Book
- The release of House of Representative bills in XML bulk data format
- The production of the 75 millionth e-passport for the Department of State
- The expansion of smart card services for agencies and the production of a law enforcement credential for the FBI for Super Bowl XLVI
- The production of printing to support the 2013 Presidential Inauguration
- Attainment of recognized certifications for GPO’s plant operations, including Green Sustainability
- Rollback of GPO’s overhead costs to the FY 2008 level
- Validation of GPO’s operations in an independent study conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration
- 800,000 federal titles available online from both GPO’s servers and links to servers in other agencies
- 37 million documents downloaded every month
- 400 million document retrievals by the end of the fiscal year
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