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Home > NewsRoom/Media > Press Release 2013

No. 13-41

November 5, 2013
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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made an audio book available for the first time on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Published by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the audio book, Getting to Know the President: Intelligence Briefings of Presidential Candidates, 1952-2004, is a historical account of the information sharing process between the intelligence community and presidential candidates and presidents-elect during campaigns and administration transitions. The audio book is available in an mp3 format on FDsys, a one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. The print version of the book is also available through GPO’s bookstore.

Link to FDsys: /fdsys/pkg/GPO-CIA-GettingToKnowThePresident

Link to bookstore:

“This audio book is another milestone for GPO in carrying out our mission of Keeping America Informed,” said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “New and compelling titles are constantly added to FDsys and this audio book is the latest example of how GPO is making Government information available in different formats to the public.”

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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