Davita Vance-Cooks testifies before the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Wednesday, June 12, at 10:00 AM. President Obama nominated Ms. Vance-Cooks to serve as the Public Printer on May 9, 2013. This hearing is part of the Senate confirmation process for appointment to Public Printer.
Vance-Cooks is the Deputy Public Printer at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), a position she has held since December 2011. In January 2012, she assumed the responsibilities of the Public Printer. By law, the Deputy Public Printer performs the duties of the Public Printer until a successor is appointed. She previously served in a number of other senior executive positions at GPO, including Chief of Staff, Managing Director of the Publications and Information Sales Business Unit, and Deputy Managing Director of Customer Services. Before coming to GPO in 2004, Vance-Cooks held several private sector executive and management positions.
By law the Public Printer serves as the head of the GPO. With the mission of Keeping America Informed, GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the 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.
You can listen to the hearing from a live Webcast. It will be available for viewing 15 minutes prior to the start of the hearing, and the archived recording will be accessible about an hour following its conclusion.