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December 2011

12.30.11
The Wall Street Journal reports on GPO's leadership transition.
Stop the Presses

12.24.11
The Hill reports on GPO's positive financial results for FY 2011.
Government Printing Office financially in the black for FY 2011

12.20.11
The Washington Post reports on the historic appointment of Davita Vance-Cooks as Deputy Public Printer.
A woman is set to lead GPO for the first time

12.20.11
The Hill reports on Public Printer Bill Boarman's appointment of Davita Vance-Cooks as Deputy Public Printer, the first woman to hold that position.
First female appointed deputy public printer of GPO

12.19.11
The Washington Post interviews Public Printer Bill Boarman regarding the Senate action concerning his nomination.
Government Printing Office boss out after Senate fails to vote

12.19.11
Public Printer Bill Boarman discusses his nomination with Federal News Radio.
Boarman to step down as GPO chief

12.18.11
The Hill reports on Public Printer Bill Boarman's nomination.
Senate rejects Obama's nominee to head GPO

12.12.11
Roll Call features Bookbinder Peter James and the craft of marbling that is part of his job as Head Forwarder at GPO..
Artistic Bookbinder Thrives at GPO

12.05.11
The Hill recognizes the death of the 22nd Public Printer Robert Houk.
Former Public Printer Robert Houk dead at 84

November 2011

11.15.11
GPO's Chief Technology Officer Ric Davis discusses the release of GPO's first mobile Web application, the Mobile Member Guide, on Federal News Radio.
GPO launches new app to grow digital operations

11.15.11
Roll Call reports on the release of GPO's first mobile Web application, the Mobile Member Guide.
GPO Rolls Out First Mobile App

11.10.11
Newspapers across the country pick up the Associated Press story on President Nixon's Watergate Grand Jury testimony transcripts being release by the National Archives and hosted on GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys).
Nixon's long-secret Watergate testimony is out

11.07.11
Federal Computer Week reports that Public Printer Bill Boarman appointed Michael Raponi as GPO's Inspector General.
GPO gets a new inspector general

October 2011

10.25.11
The Chieftain reports on GPO's distribution center in Pueblo, Colorado celebrating its 40th anniversary with an event attended by Public Printer Bill Boarman, Pueblo city officials, and the center's employees.
Double celebration

10.19.11
The Hill reports on Public Printer Bill Boarman's nomination being blocked from a vote on the floor of the Senate.
GOP senators hold hostage Obama's public printer nominee over vacant NLRB slot

10.08.11
The Chieftain features the 40th anniversary of GPO's distribution center in Pueblo, Colorado.
Evans document center to mark 40th anniversary

September 2011

09.26.11
The Hill reports GPO’s insight to the future of printing and information technology.
Staffers get work iPads

09.21.11
Roll Call reports that GPO has created an online form on the agency’s Web site allowing congressional offices to update their printed publication needs.
GPO Allows Members to Opt Out From Deliveries of Print Documents

09.21.11
In-plant Graphics reports that Public Printer Bill Boarman delivered a keynote address at the National Government Publishing Association conference.
Government Printers Wrap up Virginia Beach Conference

August 2011

08.24.11
Roll Call reports that GPO continued its production operations after the Washington, D.C. area experienced an earthquake.
GPO Staffers Work Overtime After Quake

08.24.11
Government Computer News reports that GPO employees continued to work to produce materials for Congress and Federal agencies after the Washington, D.C. area experienced an earthquake.
Quake couldn’t stop this agency's 76-year streak

08.22.11
Federal News Radio discusses the Application Programming Interface (API) created by GPO and National Archives' Office of the Federal Register for the Federal Register Web site.
GPO, Archives issue call to apps developers

08.17.11
The Hill reports that GPO and National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register launched an Application Programming Interface (API) for the Federal Register Web site.
Government agencies offer new tool to boost access

July 2011

07.27.11
OMB Watch features GPO and the potential impact the House appropriations bill could have on the agency.
House Questions Future of Government Printing Office

07.27.11
The Library Journal reports on GPO’s House appropriations and funding for the agency’s Federal Digital System and Federal Depository Library Program.
Bill Passed by House Would Provide No Money for GPO’s Federal Digital System, Sharply Cuts Other Information Resources

07.27.11
Federal Computer Week reports that a new Senate bill requires GPO to publish electronic copies of Federal agency reports on the agency’s Federal Digital System.
Agency reports just a mouse click away under Senate bill

07.26.11
The Washington Post reports that D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray visited GPO to promote the District’s Summer Youth Employment Program with Public Printer Bill Boarman.
Printing office employs District youths

07.21.11
The Hill reports that the House of Representatives has approved the legislative branch’s appropriations bill.
House approves rule for legislative branch appropriation bill

07.18.11
Fed Scoop features GPO’s video on the agency’s 150th anniversary history exhibit.
Video: 150 Years of the Government Printing Office

07.12.11
Government Computer News reports that GPO’s Federal Digital System is providing permanent public access to NOAA’s Coastal Zone Information Collection.
How FDsys makes NOAA’s records secure, accessible, permanent

07.08.11
The Washington Post reports that GPO has made available Wings in Orbit, a book on the legacy of the space shuttle program, in print and eBook format.
Farewell to the Shuttle

June 2011

06.17.11
The Hill reports how the House of Representatives is exploring ways to utilize technology.
Lawmakers say House must move more quickly to embrace new technology

06.15.11
Public Printer Bill Boarman discusses the opening of GPO’s 150th anniversary history exhibit and release of the agency’s 150-year history book Keeping America Informed with Federal News Radio.
Federal News Radio Interview

06.15.11
The Washington Post reports that GPO opened an exhibit celebrating the agency’s 150th anniversary and has on display an original printed preliminary copy of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Emancipation Proclamation to go on exhibit at Government Printing Office

06.15.11
Federal News Radio features GPO’s 150th anniversary with a special report including interviews, photographs, graphics and a timeline showcasing the agency’s history, function, and anniversary celebration.
150 Years at GPO

06.09.11
GPO’s Chief Human Capital Officer William Harris discusses GPO’s plan to offer employees buyouts/early outs with Federal News Radio.
GPO CHCO details buyout offers

06.08.11
The Hill reports on its exclusive interview with Public Printer Bill Boarman regarding GPO’s plan to offer employees buyouts/early outs.
Nearly 1,000 eligible for proposed buyouts at cash-strapped GPO

06.07.11
The Washington Post reports GPO plan to offer employees buyouts/early outs.
Government Printing Office wants to offer buyouts to 330 workers

06.06.11
Printing Impressions features GPO’s Production Manager John Crawford and his 45 years of service to GPO and the Federal Government.
GPO’s Production Manager Achieves 45 Years of Service

May 2011

05.23.11
Federal News Radio reports that Ric Davis was named as GPO’s Chief Technology Officer.
GPO names Richard Davis as new CTO

05.12.11
Printing Impressions reports that the Senate Rules and Administration Committee voted favorably on the nomination of Public Printer William J. “Bill” Boarman out of committee and that Public Printer Bill Boarman testified before the House Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations and the Subcommittee on Oversight for the Committee on House Administration.
Public Printer Gets Favorable Committee Vote, Testifies at Hearings

05.11.11
The Hill reports that GPO is conducting a survey on congressional printing services to congressional offices.
GPO looks for savings, asks lawmakers to opt out of receiving print publications

April 2011

04.20.11
American Printer reports that GPO has named Charles Riddle as Chief Information Officer.
GPO names CIO

04.19.11
The Pueblo Chieftain reports that the GPO Public Documents Distribution Center in Pueblo, Colorado was renamed after Congressman Frank Evans, who led the effort to establish the Center in Pueblo in 1971.
Document center named for Frank Evans

04.13.11
Federal News Radio discusses GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) and digitization efforts with Assistant Public Printer, Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish.
GPO’s digital drive continues forward

04.12.11
WBAL, a Baltimore radio station, speaks to Public Printer Bill Boarman on his experience delivering the Public Papers of the President to President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
An Oval Office Delivery From A Severna Park Man

04.06.11
Information Week reports that GPO and GSA have partnered with Google to make consumer-related publications available in eBook format.
GSA Releases Federal Publications On Google Books

March 2011

03.21.11
The Washington Post reports that Senator Nelson questioned if GPO should change its name during the agency’s Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing.
Does the Government Printing Office need a name change?

03.10.11
Information Week reports that GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) has replaced GPOAccess as the official system of record for published government information.
Government Printing Office Overhauls Online Document System

03.08.11
Federal Times reports on GPO and Library of Congress’ digitization project and the digital efforts of other federal agencies.
More agencies moving paper records into the digital realm

03.04.11
American Printer reports that GPO is celebrating its 150th anniversary of Keeping America Informed on the documents of our democracy.
GPO celebrates 150-year milestone

February 2011

02.23.11
Federal News Radio discusses GPO and Library of Congress’ new digitization project with Assistant Public Printer, Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish.
Digital and historic meet at GPO

02.17.11
The Library of Congress reports that are partnering with GPO to digitize historic documents.
The Library of Congress and GPO Working Together

02.07.11
Next Gov announces that GPO launched a Facebook page.
GPO Joins Facebook

02.06.11
Print Professionals reports that Public Printer Bill Boarman named Jim Bradley as Assistant Public Printer of Operations.
GPO Names New Assistant Public Printer of Operations

02.02.11
Print Professional reports that Public Printer Bill Boarman named Drew Spalding as General Counsel.
Public Printer Names New General Counsel

January 2011

01.20.11
Free Government Information reports that Public Printer Bill Boarman named Mary Alice Baish as Assistant Public Printer, Superintendent of Documents.
Mary Alice Baish named GPO Superintendent of Documents

01.18.11
Printing Impressions announces that Public Printer Bill Boarman named Davita Vance-Cooks as Chief of Staff.
Public Printer Names Davita Vance-Cooks as Chief of Staff

01.02.11
The Annapolis Capital reports that President Obama appointed local resident Bill Boarman as Public Printer.
SP man gets presidential appointment

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