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December 2013

12.11.13
Next Gov reports on the health care law being the most retrieved item in the history of GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys).
Far More People Sought Copies of Health Law than Enrolled in Plans Online

12.04.13
Roll Call reports on Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks testifying before Congress on GPO changing its name to the Government Publishing Office.
House Administration Committee Explores Rebranding, Reworking GPO

12.02.13
Roll Call features Mike Abramson and his role as the chairman of GPO’s Style Board.
Meet the Captain of Congressional Grammar, Punctuation and Style

November 2013

11.18.13
The Washington Post reports that GPO made the Warren Commission Report available digitally for the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination.
Marking JFK anniversary, GPO releases digital Warren Commission report

11.18.13
Roll Call reports on GPO’s efforts to digitize and make available the Warren Commission Report in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination.
GPO Posts Full Warren Commission Report Online

11.07.13
Government Computer News reports that GPO has made an audio book available for the first time on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys).
Audiobooks join the GPO catalog

11.05.13
The Washington Post reports on the first audio book available through GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys).
Audio history from Government Printing Office details CIA briefings for presidents

October 2013

10.28.13
CBS Channel 9 interviews GPO's BethAnn Telford on her struggle with brain cancer and competing in the Marine Corp Marathon to raise awareness.
Brain cancer survivor runs Marine Corps Marathon

10.24.13
Roll Call reports on the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln visiting GPO and the press coverage from the visit.
GPO Celebrates 150th Anniversary of Lincoln Visit

September 2013

09.30.13
Roll Call reports that GPO will continue to produce congressional information if the federal government shuts down.
Congress Prepares to Scale Back Operations

09.17.13
Tufts Daily profiles Tufts University alumni Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks.
Tufts alumna breaks barriers as U.S. public printer

09.17.13
The Washington Post reports that GPO and the Library of Congress developed an app for the U.S. Constitution.
Happy Constitution Day! Now we can all download our own copy — on an app

09.17.13
National Journal profiles GPO's new Chief of Staff Andy Sherman.
Congress's Publisher

09.05.13
Roll Call reports that GPO named Herb Jackson as Chief Administrative Officer and Andy Sherman as Chief of Staff.
Veteran GPO Staffers Named to Vance-Cooks' Management Team

09.03.13
Roll Call reports that GPO named former congressional staffer Jim Bradley as Deputy Public Printer.
Former Congressional Staffer Named Deputy Public Printer

August 2013

08.29.13
Federal News Radio discusses changing GPO's name and outlook for the future with Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks.
GPO chief says its time to update agency name to reflect digital push

08.21.13
Roll Call reports on Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks' vision for GPO moving forward in the digital era.
New CEO Tries to Rebrand and Revamp GPO

08.12.13
Government Executive reports on GPO's interest in changing its name to the Government Publishing Office to reflect the agency's role in the digital era.
Government Printing Office Wants a New Name, Same Initials

08.11.13
The Washington Post interviews Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks on her future goals for GPO.
Davita Vance-Cooks will help steer Lincoln-era printing office through the digital age

08.02.13
Federal Computer Week reports on Davita Vance-Cooks historic confirmation as Public Printer for GPO.
Senate confirms historic GPO nominee

08.02.13
The Wall Street Journal reports that the Senate unanimously confirmed Davita Vance-Cooks as Public Printer of GPO.
Start the Presses: Senate Finally Confirms Printer

08.02.13
The Washington Post reports that GPO was confirmed as Public Printer of GPO, the first female and African-American to hold the position.
Davita Vance-Cooks confirmed as first female and African American public printer

July 2013

07.25.13
Fierce Government reports that the Public Printer nomination of Davita Vance-Cooks was voted unanimously out of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee to the full Senate for consideration.
Senate committee endorses Vance-Cooks to head GPO

07.19.13
Fierce Government reports that the House Appropriations Committee approved the budget for the legislative branch.
House Appropriations Committee approves $3.2 billion legislative appropriations bill

07.18.13
Fierce Government reports on the findings from the Government Accountability Office’s report on government printing plants.
Government printing plants continue to close, FDLP must adapt, says GPO

June 2013

06.19.13
The Logan Banner reports that GPO named Melissa Hatfield as Director of Labor Relations.
Logan native named director of Labor Relations for GPO

06.14.13
In-plant Graphics reports that the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration held the confirmation hearing of Davita Vance-Cooks to be Public Printer.
Vance-Cooks Faces Senate Committee for Confirmation Hearing

06.05.13
The Mississippi Business Journal reports that GPO has expanded its smart card operation to the agency’s secure production facility in Mississippi.
GPO expands Coast operations, adds TTP cards

May 2013

05.22.13
Fierce Government IT reports on the Senate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations hearing during which Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks testified on behalf of GPO.
Sequestration eroded GAO ability to produce reports, Comptroller General says

05.10.13
The Pueblo Chieftain reports that GPO’s distribution center in Pueblo, Colorado distributed its one billionth consumer publication.
Thanks a billion

05.09.13
Roll Call reports on Davita Vance-Cooks’ nomination by President Obama to be the Public Printer of GPO.
Obama Picks Vance-Cooks to Head GPO

05.09.13
The Washington Post reports that President Obama will nominate Davita Vance-Cooks to be Public Printer of GPO.
Davita Vance-Cooks named to head Government Printing Office

April 2013

04.15.13
Fierce Government IT reports on GPO's budget request for FY 2014.
2014 Budget Request: Government Printing Office

04.10.13
National Journal reports on the release of the President's Budget FY 2014 and how the popularity of the release as changed over time.
The Hottest Book Drop in Town: Behind the Scenes at Today's Budget Release

04.08.13
Hearst Television takes a behind the scenes look at the production of the President's Budget FY 2014.
President Obama's Budget Hot Off the Presses

March 2013

03.26.13
Government Computer News reports highlights GPO accomplishments from FY 2012 based on the agency's Annual Report.
Digital payoff at GPO: More content, 2008 costs

03.20.13
Fierce Government IT reports on the budget reduction efforts and digital initiatives identified in GPO's Annual Report FY 2012.
GPO cuts budget to 2008 levels through digital revamp

03.19.13
National Journal reports the release of GPO's Annual Report FY 2012 and the cost savings of making documents available digitally.
Stop the Presses: Putting Public Documents Online Has Saved Taxpayers $16 Million

February 2013

02.27.13
Roll Call reports on the plans for sequestration presented by the leaders of legislative branch agencies during the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearings.
Congress' Agencies Brace for Sequester

02.27.13
Fierce Government reports on the possible effect the sequestration will have on the private sector printing industry, a concern raised by Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks during the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee hearing.
GPO fears sequestration's ripple effect

02.22.13
Roll Call reports on the potential impact of the sequestration on legislative branch agencies, including GPO.
Legislative Branch Agencies Prepare for Pinch

02.20.13
The Patriot-News reports that GPO employee BethAnn Telford will be featured in a program on the Discovery Channel in March.
Marathoner BethAnn Telford's health challenges will be topic of Discovery Channel program

02.19.13
Federal News Radio interviews Media and Public Relations Manager Gary Somerset about GPO joining Pinterest and the agency’s social media efforts.
Media and Public Relations Manager Gary Somerset on Federal News Radio

02.13.13
Fed Week reports on the National Academy of Public Administration’s study of GPO and how the independent audit validates the agency’s core mission of Keeping America Informed.
Panel Says GPO has Critical Role to Play in Ensuring Access to Authentic Info

02.11.13
Fed Scoop reports that GPO has joined Pinterest.
GPO Joins Pinterest

02.01.13
Government Executive discusses GPO’s app development with Program Planner Jon Quandt.
From Ink to Ingenuity

02.01.13
Government CIO Magazines interviews GPO’s Chief Information Security Officer John Hannan on the agency’s IT security practices.
Interview with John Hannan, CISO, GPO

January 2013

01.16.13
GPO produced more than 40 materials for the President's Inauguration, including approximately 280,000 tickets. The Washington Post reports on the tickets produced by GPO and how Members of Congress are distributing the tickets.
From the Capitol to eBay, the hunt for tickets to Obama's inauguration is fierce

01.10.13
Next Gov reports that GPO is making House bills available for bulk download in XML format.
Government Printing Office to Publish House Bills in XML

01.10.13
Roll Call reports that GPO is increasing transparency to legislative data.
House Bill Batches to Be Made Available Free to Public

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