US GPO outlines efforts to provide an expanded array of official, digital, secure publishing services to meet changing information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, public in its strategic plan for 2014-2018

Mathew Kearney

Mathew Kearney

Jan 9, 2014 – U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO)

WASHINGTON , January 9, 2014 (press release) – The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has released its Strategic Plan for FY 2014-FY 2018, focusing on the agency’s transformation from a print-centric to a content-centric operation. The plan stresses GPO’s efforts to provide an expanding array of official, digital, secure publishing services to meet the changing information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public. In an environment dominated by constantly evolving technology, rapidly changing stakeholder expectations, and an ongoing shift to digital content via multiple formats and devices, GPO will strive to do more with less, offering new and innovative ways to meet product and service requirements. GPO has also released its FY 2013 Strategic Plan Accomplishments Report, detailing the ways GPO achieved its goals and satisfied its stakeholders.

For FY 2014, GPO is focusing on the following initiatives, all within an environment of continuing fiscal constraint, with costs closely monitored and controlled:

Conducting a satisfaction survey of Federal agency customers, the first since 2011
Developing the next generation of GPO’s Federal Digital System
Upgrading GPO’s plant with new, more flexible and efficient equipment
Preparing for the next generation passport
Improving the efficiency of GPO’s IT infrastructure
Releasing the findings and recommendations of the Federal Depository Library Program Forecast Study
Continuing the workplace improvements that led to employees in 2013 naming GPO one of the best places to work in the Federal Government.

Strategic Plan: http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/about/2014-2018_GPO_Strategic_Plan.pdf
FY 2013 Accomplishments Report: http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/about/Strategic_Plan_Accomplishments_Report_2013.pdf

"GPO’s best days are yet to come. We have the technologies, the skills, the dedication, and a proven record of achievement to carry out the program outlined in our plan,” said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO looks forward to providing Congress, Federal agencies, and the public with the information products and services they want and need in the years to come."

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

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