January 23, 2022

Government Publishing Office (GPO) Awards New $114.5 Million Contract For 2020 U.S. Census Materials and Names James Ives Acting Inspector General

Two items.

1. GPO Awards New $114.5 Million Contract to R.R. Donnelley & Sons For 2020 U.S. Census Materials

2019-01-08_12-24-12The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has awarded the contract for 2020 Census printing materials and mailing services to R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) following a competitive procurement process. RRD is a Chicago based company, and production will take place at several of its facilities across the country. The contract was awarded for $114,557,201.27, which is well within the U.S. Census Bureau’s budget. It covers the production of materials that will help the public respond to the 2020 Census, including questionnaires, letters, inserts, postcards, and envelopes. GPO and U.S. Census Bureau employees will conduct quality control and testing throughout the contract period.

GPO initially made an award in November 2017, but that contract was terminated following a settlement between the Department of Justice and the contractor in July 2018.

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See Also: Officials Botched 2020 Census Printing Contract, Report Finds (via NPR; July 31, 2018)

2. GPO Names Acting Inspector General

U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Acting Deputy Director Herbert H. Jackson, Jr. appoints JGPO Awards New $114.5 Million Contract to R.R. Donnelley & Sons For 2020 U.S. Census Materials as the Acting Inspector General for GPO. Ives will oversee the agency’s Office of Inspector General (OIG), which provides an independent and objective means of keeping the Agency Director and Congress informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the administration and operations of GPO. Ives has been detailed to GPO while the agency searches for a permanent Inspector General, following the departure of Melinda Miguel.

Ives has over 25 years of Inspector General experience, including nine years of senior executive experience. He is currently the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Office of Inspector General.


Prior to joining NASA OIG, Ives served with the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General for 22 years. He held numerous positions of progressive responsibility at DoD IG, including Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS) Special Agent, Criminal Intelligence Program Manager, Assistant Deputy Director for National Security, Deputy Director of the Investigative Operations Directorate, Special Agent-in-Charge of the DCIS’s Mid-Atlantic Field Office, Acting Principal Director of DoD IG’s Office of Professional Responsibility, Deputy Director of DCIS, Acting Deputy Inspector General for Intelligence and Special Program Assessments, and Assistant Inspector General for Investigations. Ives received DCIS’s Manager of the Year Award in 2007, and on two separate occasions (2005 and 2014), he received DoD IG’s Team Work Award. Upon departing DoD IG in 2015, he received the organization’s Distinguished Career Achievement Award.


Ives is pursuing a Doctor of Criminal Justice degree at Saint Leo University. He is a 2005 graduate of Georgetown University, where he earned a Master of Public Policy degree; and a 1992 graduate of State University of New York, College at Brockport, where he graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He is a 2017 graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Executives Fellows program. He is also an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University, and an adjunct associate professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He currently serves as course chair for UMUC’s Criminal Justice Ethics class.

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