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GPO Launches Federal Publishing Council

Washington – The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) creates the Federal Publishing Council (FPC) to advise GPO on the latest publishing and printing trends and holds its inaugural meeting today. This advisory council will be made up of Federal employee professionals involved in all facets of the Federal printing and publishing community. In addition to tangible printed content, the council will focus on digital publishing concepts, web content management, and graphic design. The FPC replaces the Inter-agency Council on Printing and Publication Services, which was created in 1976.

The goals of the Federal Publishing Council will include:

  • Develop recommendations to enhance the combined efforts of Federal organizations and the GPO to provide the most efficient, effective, and economical publishing services possible
  • Propose new printing and publishing policy
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the examination of mutual concerns among Federal printing and publishing representatives
  • Foster knowledge-sharing opportunities and disseminate information relating to training, new technologies, and best practices in Federal publishing

"GPO recognizes that Federal publishing expands beyond just tangible printing and we want this new council to reflect all the aspects of publishing," said GPO's Managing Director of Customer Services Bruce Seger. "I encourage Federal employees in the publishing/printing area of their agencies to join the council and be part of the conversation."

Sign up for membership:

The first FPC meeting is today at 1 p.m.:

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