January 19, 2022

Audio: Public Printer of U.S. Wants to Change GPO Name to Better Reflect What Organization is Doing Today

From Federal News Radio:

Davita Vance-Cooks, who was officially sworn in as the head of the agency last week, says there’s a more accurate moniker for the work the agency does today: Government Publishing Office.

“We want this name change, because we are just much more than a print operation,” Vance-Cooks said in an interview on Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp. “We want it to more accurately reflect the function of what we do today. We produce digital products, utilize digital equipment, embrace digital processes, create digital databases, develop apps — we just do so much more than print. We are a publishing operation.”

The topic of GPO’s proposed name-change was most recently broached during the Senate’s nomination hearing for Vance-Cooks, who had been serving as acting head of the agency since January 2012. in June.

Read the Complete Article, Listen to the Interview with Davita Vance-Cooks

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.