GPO Names Acting Chief Information Officer

WASHINGTON - U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Davita Vance-Cooks names Tracee Boxley Acting Chief Information Officer (CIO). Boxley replaces former GPO CIO Chuck Riddle, who has moved to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In her new capacity, Boxley will be responsible for managing IT policies and standards relating to the acquisition, implementation, and operation of telecommunications and IT systems throughout the agency. She is also responsible for developing and maintaining operating budgets for network IT systems consistent with program plans and established financial guidelines, and for monitoring activities and costs related to the overall utilization of information resources required to meet program operations requirements.
"Tracee's institutional knowledge of GPO and IT systems makes her a natural asset in overseeing the agency's IT operations," said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. "I look forward to working with her as GPO continues to transform and expand our IT technologies and services."

Boxley brings decades of Federal Government experience in working with complex information technology organizations to GPO. She came to GPO in 2006 as a Senior Customer Advocate for IT and was promoted to Deputy CIO in 2012. Before coming to GPO, Boxley was Chief of the American Housing Survey Division at the Census Bureau, where her responsibilities included administering the program for the software data center for the 2000 Census. She was Deputy CIO and Chief of the Technical Services Division at the Food Nutrition Service (FNS), where she managed a $50 million IT budget and oversaw IT operations that included IT security and responsibility for software application design. Boxley began her IT career as Director of IT Operations for the Office of the Secretary of the Army with responsibility for maintaining three major computer operations. She also worked with the U.S. Air Force CIO in developing a portal for employees' personnel and career data.

Boxley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Information Systems from St. Augustine College. She earned a Master's Degree in Business Information Technology from Hampton University.

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, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit

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