Skip to content.
About GPO   |   Newsroom/Media   |   Congressional Relations   |   Inspector General   |   Careers   |   Contact   |   askGPO   | Search  

 
America's Authentic Government Information

Find the latest GPO Services & Products

Find out how you can Do Business with GPO

Find information about Federal depository libraries & the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

Home > NewsRoom/Media > Press Release 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 22, 2014
No. 14-02


GPO MEDIA CONTACT: GARY SOMERSET  |  202.512.1957  | cell 202.355.3997  | gsomerset@gpo.gov

LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO CHANGE GPO'S NAME
TO GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE

(PDF VERSION OF RELEASE)

WASHINGTON –– Senators Amy Klobuchar and Saxby Chambliss introduced legislation to change the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) name to the Government Publishing Office.

Link to legislation, Government Publishing Act of 2014, S. 1947: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-113s1947is/pdf/BILLS-113s1947is.pdf

Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks has advocated for changing GPO's name in Congressional testimony and other public statements. The word "publishing" better reflects the current role that GPO plays in providing access to Government information in digital format through the agency's Federal Digital System, apps, and eBooks. Throughout GPO's 153-year history, the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public have evolved beyond only print and GPO has changed its business model over time to meet its customers' needs.

"Publishing defines a broad range of services that includes print, digital, and future technological advancements. The name Government Publishing Office better reflects the services that GPO currently provides and will provide in the future," said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. "I appreciate the efforts of Senators Klobuchar and Chambliss for introducing and supporting this bill. GPO will continue to meet the information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public and carry out our mission of Keeping America Informed."

GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov), partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.

###

 

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, 732 North Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20401-0001 | www.gpo.gov
Follow GPO on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/USGPO  Twitter http://twitter.com/USGPO
Pinterest http://pinterest.com/usgpo/ and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/gpoprinter.

 
Quick Links

GPO History Video
Learn how the agency has evolved through new technologies video

GPO Testimony Before Congress
Prepared Statements presented before the Senate and the House of Representatives.

GPO's History
View publications, photos, and videos about GPO's history.

Contact
Communications Office
ph202.512.1957
fx202.512.1998

Gary Somerset
Media & Public Relations Manager
gsomerset@gpo.gov

Emma Wojtowicz
Public Relations Specialist
ewojtowicz@gpo.gov