Written on Tuesday, 19 March 2013
Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks released the Annual Report of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) for Fiscal Year 2012. The report details the agency’s progress in using technology to expand public access to Government information while achieving a positive financial result of $2.9 million in net income for the fiscal year.
During FY 2012, GPO implemented a number of strategic initiatives to better serve Congress, Federal agency customers, and the public, including:
- The release of new Web mobile apps for the U.S. FY13 Budget, Presidential Papers, and the Plum Book.
- The release of House of Representative bills in XML bulk data format.
- The production of the 75 millionth e-passport for the Department of State.
- The expansion of smart card services for agencies and the production of a law enforcement credential for the FBI for Super Bowl XLVI.
- The growth of GPO’s Federal Digital System use by the public to more than 400 million retrievals.
- The production of printing to support the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
- Attainment of recognized certifications for GPO’s plant operations, including Green Sustainability.
- Rollback of GPO’s overhead costs to the FY 2008 level.
- Validation of GPO’s operations in an independent study conducted by the National Academy of Public Administration.
“In fiscal year 2012, GPO continued our program of cutting costs while introducing an array of new offerings, all designed to show our ongoing commitment to serving as the Official, Digital, Secure provider of the Federal Government’s information needs,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “The successes of the past fiscal year are the result of the dedicated and expert efforts of GPO’s employees, the men and women who daily carry out the work that is vital to Keeping America Informed.”