Flat Budget Proposed for GPO; Agency Produced Super Bowl Credentials

“GPO is doing more with less in meeting the digital information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO’s plan of reducing costs while continuing to expand services to our customers is working and showing real and measurable benefits.”

In other GPO news, the agency used its security design and printing techniques to produce the FBI special events credentials that were used at Super Bowl XLVI by public safety personnel. GPO produced approximately 10,000 of these secure credentials at the agency’s secure production facility in Washington, DC.

The special event credentials are issued to approved public safety and security personnel from local, state, and Federal agencies who required access to secure areas during major special events. The FBI sought GPO’s services due to the agency’s reputation of providing secure government-to-government products that have a proven record of securing our Nation.

“GPO is honored to assist the FBI by creating this secure credential that was used at one of the biggest events in the country,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO has a highly skilled staff that is dedicated to producing the best products for our customers and committed to protecting our national security through the manufacturing of secure credentials.”

“The FBI is very pleased GPO has provided us with a very secure state of the art public safety official credential,” said Section Chief Juan Molina of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group. “GPO was able to design a secure credential and a single production and distribution process for all local, state, and federal agency personnel who each provide vital safety and security roles during major special events.”

GPO also produces other secure credentials for the Federal Government including Trusted Traveler Program cards for DHS’ Customs and Border Protection and the Nation’s passports for the Department of State. GPO has also been certified by the General Services Administration to provide Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) services to Federal agencies.