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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2013
No. 13-33

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WASHINGTON – – Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks has named James C. "Jim" Bradley as Deputy Public Printer at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), the second-highest ranking position at the agency. The seasoned career executive brings to his new post more than 40 years of experience in Federal printing and information policy from service in the executive branch, as a professional staff member of the Joint Committee on Printing, and as a senior member of multiple GPO administrations. Bradley will oversee GPO's Marketing Operations, which includes Plant Operations, Official Journals of Government, Security and Intelligent Documents, Customer Services, Marketing and Sales, and Business Products and Services business units. These units are responsible for GPO's most important products including the Congressional Record, Federal Register, U.S. passports, a number of secure Federal credentials, and other key congressional and executive agency information products and services in both digital and print formats.

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"Jim's experience in Federal printing and information policy issues is unrivaled," said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. "He is a natural leader with a proven record of success in managing GPO's operations to meet the critical needs of Congress and Federal agencies. He is especially well-qualified to pursue the changes necessitated by the recent recommendations of the National Academy of Public Administration and he will keep GPO moving forward in this digital era."

Bradley has played a key role in GPO's operations for more than three decades as a member of the agency's senior management team and as a congressional staffer. From 2011-13 he served as Assistant Public Printer for Operations, with oversight of all GPO's revenue-areas. Before that, he was entrusted with the leadership of GPO's Official Journals of Government business unit, providing liaison for the production in digital and print formats of the daily Congressional Record, Senate and House bills, reports, hearings, documents, and other congressional information products, as well as the daily Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Public Papers of the President, and related documents. From 1998 to 2008, Bradley led GPO's Customer Services operation, which provides for the production of Federal agency documents through contracts with private sector printers nationwide. Under four different Public Printers, Bradley was among the list of senior managers designated to serve as Deputy Public Printer in the case of an absence or vacancy in that office.

Bradley came to GPO in 1996 from the Joint Committee on Printing, where for 14 years he served as a professional staff member and lead technical advisor for the Committee. From 1980 to 1983, he was the Printing Officer for the Department of Energy. From 1971 to 1980, Bradley held a variety of operational and management positions at the Internal Revenue Service. Bradley holds a B.S. in printing management, with a minor in business administration, from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX.

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 (, partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit



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