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December 2010

Federal News Radio reports on President Obama’s appointment of William Boarman as Public Printer.
Obama appoints Public Printer, Deputy AG

Federal Computer Week reports on Public Printer Bob Tapella’s resignation.
GPO head Tapella resigns

The Washington Post features GPO’s bindery and the work employees do to produce the first volume of the Public Papers of President Barack Obama.
The public papers of the president: Low-tech, high impact

The Washington Post reports on GPO and Google’s partnership to make federal publications available through Google’s eBookstore.
Google, GPO strike an e-Book deal

November 2010

Printing Impressions announces GPO’s seventh consecutive year of growth.
GPO Achieves Seventh Consecutive Year of Positive Results

Federal News Radio interviews GPO’s Security and Intelligent Documents Managing Director Steve LeBlanc on the Government Services Administration certifying GPO to provide HSPD-12 services.
Secure ID by the government, for the government

Federal Times reports that GPO won the “Best Public Office Building Recycling Award” from the D.C. Sierra Club.
Government Printing Office wins recycling award

October 2010

GPO names Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kansas the FDLP Library of the Year, reports the Shawnee Dispatch.
Library wins award for access to government information

The Washington Post reports on GPO’s renovated bookstore and the future of federal publications.
Federal bookstore rebrands itself for policy wonks in and out of Beltway

September 2010

Federal News Radio discusses GPO's first comic book with the book's creators Jim Cameron and Nick Crawford.
GPO discovers comics!

The New York Times reports on Public Printer Bob Tapella's green initiatives and achievements for GPO.
Government Printer Cleans Up, Expands Green Options

The Pueblo Chieftan reports on the House of Representatives passing a bill to rename GPO's Public Documents Distribution Center in Pueblo, Colorado after Congressman Frank Evans, who created the distribution center 40 years ago.
House OKs bill to name printing office for Evans

The Washington Post features GPO's video on the creative process behind the agency's first comic book Squeaks Discovers Type!
Squeaks the mouse channels Gutenberg

GPO publishing its first comic book is reported by Federal Times.
Excelsior! GPO publishes first comic book

Government Executive reports on GPO's comic book Squeaks Discovers Type!
Printing Office Comical Venture

Washington Technology reports that GPO names Herb Jackson as Acting Chief Management Officer.
GPO names acying management chief

Federal News Radio discusses GPO's technology initiatives with the agency's Chief Information Officer Mike Wash.
Wash acts as the conductor to make GPO's technology run smoothly

August 2010

The Washington Post features GPO's Chief Information Officer Mike Wash and GPO's efforts to digitize federal documents through the agency's Federal Digital System (FDsys).
Bringing the Government Printing Office into the digital world

Publication and Information Sales Managing Director Davita Vance-Cooks discusses GPO's newly designed and renovated bookstore with Federal News Radio.
GPO opens redesigned federal bookstore

The Sun Herald reports that GPO's passport production facility in Stennis, Mississippi earned an ISO 9001 certification, a global designation of excellence in manufacturing and quality.
Prints of excellence

July 2010

The Washington Post speaks with Preservation Librarian David Walls about GPO's digital preservation efforts.
David Walls is overseeing the transition at the GPO to digital archiving

The Washington Post reports on the launch of Federal Register 2.0 and GPO's role in developing the new Web site.
Federal Register relaunching Web site to make it easier to navigate

The Federal Times reports on the new Federal Register Web site and the relationship between GPO and the Office of the Federal Register.
Federal Register gets web facelift

GPO's first preservation librarian, David Walls, discusses the importance of preservation initiatives on Federal News Radio.
GPO plans for e-preservation

Library Journal reports that GPO hired the agency’s first preservation librarian to aid in ongoing digitization preservation efforts.
GPO Hires First Preservation Librarian

June 2010

Acting Superintendent of Documents Ric Davis discusses GPO's involvement in a worldwide digital preservation alliance with Federal News Radio.
GPO joins libraries to collect and preserve

The Washington Post reports on GPO's 150 year anniversary kick off by focusing on employees with generations of family members working at the agency.
Workers celebrate 150 years of GPO

Public Printer Bob Tapella discusses GPO's 150 year anniversary kick off event with Federal News Radio.
GPO celebrates its sesquicentennial

American Printer reports on GPO winning an American Business Award for the Organization of the Year.
GPO named "Organization of the Year"

Federal News Radio discusses passport security with GPO's Managing Director for Security & Intelligent Documents Steve LeBlanc.
GPO assures your passport is secure

Stanford University News reports on GPO's announcement that the agency joined LOCKSS, a digital preservation alliance in conjunction with Stanford University.
Stanford helps to digitally preserve mountains of documents

May 2010

Federal News Radio discusses GPO's new book blog with Managing Director of Publication & Information Sales Davita Vance-Cooks.
The best federal blog you've ever heard of

Washington Post's Federal Eye reports the launch of GPO's blog about federal books and publications.
Government launches a book blog

April 2010

CBS news reports on Public Printer Bob Tapella's visit to the Peace Bridge in Port of Buffalo, New York to view the NEXUS card operation.
Printer Of Nexus Card Visits Peace Bridge

The Washington Examiner features Special Events Coordinator BethAnn Telford's experience with brain cancer and efforts to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Cancer patient plans to 'take it all in' at Boston Marathon

WhatTheyThink? interviews Public Printer Bob Tapella on President Obama's intention to nominate William Boarman as the 26th Public Printer.
Bob Tapella gives his advice to the next Public Printer and reviews the progress and transformation of the GPO

March 2010

Washington Post columnist John Kelly features Public Printer Bob Tapella's visit to the National Archives to see the resolution that created GPO.
A field trip to see Government Printing Office's birth certificate

Information Weekly, Inc. reports that the healthcare reform bill is available on GPO's FDsys.
Controversial Healthcare Reform Bill and Debate Now Available on GPO's Federal Digital System

National Parks Traveler features GPO's National Parks Playoff, an interactive way to vote on your favorite National Parks publications.
Will Yellowstone Win the National Parks Playoff?

WhatTheyThink? reports on GPO's role in contracting the U.S. Census.
Census counts on GPO

Federal News Radio speaks to Michael Alston, the Operations Manager of GPO's Pueblo Distribution Center, on the facility's customer service achievements.
GPO: employees are the cornerstone for success

Manufacturing Digital profiles GPO.
U.S. Government Printing Office: Keeping America Informed

February 2010

Mike Wash talks with Federal News Radio on GPO's open government initiative with Cornell University.
GPO Partners with Cornell University on Open Government project

Federal News Radio interviews Public Printer Bob Tapella on GPO's plant operations during the snowstorms.
GPO's presses never stop

Government Computer News reports on GPO's employees who came to work to print White House and Congressional documents during the snowstorms.
GPO employees brave snow, high winds to print economic report

Graphic Arts Online recognizes GPO police and plant employees who traveled in the during the government closings and blizzards.
GPO works through heavy snowstorms

WhatTheyThink? discusses GPO's printing responsibilities during the snowstorms with the plant's Assistant Production Manager Shelley Welcher.
Neither sleet nor snow ... GPO open during blizzard

Graphic Arts Online reports that GPO was open during the snowstorms and employees how employees came to work to complete customer deadlines.
Presses plow through blizzard

The Washington Post interviews GPO employees who drove to work in the inclement weather to meet the printing needs of The White House and Congress.
Many workers find a way to get to the job, even in a blizzard

The Washington Post's Federal Eye acknowledges GPO's 200 employees who still came into work despite the Federal Government closing due to the snowstorms.
Eye Opener: For the feds going to work today

The New York Times interviews Public Printer Bob Tapella on GPO's production of the Budget.
Video: Ten Minutes With the Budget Printer

January 2010

Public Printer Bob Tapella discusses GPO's production of the Budget on Federal News Radio.
The press is on to print the budget

Federal News Radio discusses the searchable XML format of the Code of Regulations with GPO's chief information officer Mike Wash.
GPO powers transparency with language

The Washington Post reports on Public Printer Bob Tapella reaction to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs' tongue-in-cheek comment during a press briefing when Gibbs said he will not comment on the federal budget until it returns from Kinko's.
Government printer clarifies Robert Gibbs joke

GPO gives Press Secretary Robert Gibbs a GPOExpress card in response to Gibbs' comment about the printing of the federal budget as reported in the Federal Times.
GPO to send Gibbs his own Kinko's card

GPO is now making the Code of Federal Regulations available on FDsys and, according to the Washington Post.
Code of Federal Regulations goes XML

Roll Call reports that the Code of Federal Regulations is available in XML format, making the rules of federal agencies more accessible to the public.
Open Rules

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