GPO Releases Its Five-Year Strategic Plan

WASHINGTON, DC—Oct 22, 2012—The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has released its “Strategic Plan for FY2013-2017,” showing how GPO will continue to meet the information needs of Congress, federal agencies and the public with an emphasis on being “Official, Digital and Secure.”

According to the agency:

• The public trusts that information published by GPO is the official word of the Government.

• GPO uses the latest technologies to make information available in digital formats.

• Federal agencies seek GPO’s expertise and services for their secure credential needs.

The GPO’s five-year plan can be downloaded in PDF format.

“GPO employees have built a proud tradition of providing customers with world-class service,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks, “and today we are the digital information platform for the federal government and provider of secure credentials. We look forward carrying out our plans for improving our information products and services for congress, federal agencies and the public in 2013.”

About GPO
The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in both digital and tangible formats. 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 addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO’s Federal Digital System ( and through partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program.

Source: GPO.