GPO Continues Its Move To Cloud Technology With Library Community Websites

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) continues to embrace technological innovation by transitioning its Integrated Library System (ILS) public websites to the cloud using Amazon Cloud Services. This move supports the Federal Cloud First policy that encourages agencies to take advantage of cloud computing opportunities. The cloud improves performance of these sites during peak traffic times, giving the user faster search results and content downloads.

GPO recently became the first legislative branch agency to successfully move its email to the cloud. The transition creates benefits of a larger mailbox size, increased email archiving, anti-spam and malware services, collaboration tools and online meeting capabilities. GPO’s IT infrastructure has been simplified and users are experiencing greater functionality since the implementations.

“GPO always strives to enhance our services and this transition to the cloud will provide improved performance of these library community sites for the public,” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. “I am proud of the work being done by our CIO and his team in helping GPO embrace new technologies and establishing the agency as the digital information platform for the Federal Government.”

"GPO continues to lead with technology. Moving these sites to the cloud demonstrates our ongoing commitment to leverage the best technology tools to support GPO's mission of Keeping America Informed,” said GPO’s Chief Information Office Chuck Riddle.