GPO Director Vance-Cooks Selected to 'D.C.'s Top 50 Women in Technology'
WASHINGTON, DC—April 2, 2015—U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director Davita Vance-Cooks has been selected by the editors of FedScoop as one of "D.C.'s Top 50 Women in Technology." As the CEO of GPO, she has overseen the agency's Federal Digital System achieve 1.4 billion retrievals. FDsys is a one-stop site to authentic, published Government information on the three branches of the Federal Government. GPO has also made several IT accomplishments, such as, the first legislative branch agency to implement cloud technology. Vance-Cooks embraced the agency name change to the Government Publishing Office to better reflect how the evolving information needs of Congress, Federal agencies, and the public have moved beyond only print. Publishing reflects the increasingly prominent role that GPO plays in providing access to Government information in digital formats through the agency's Federal Digital System, apps, eBooks, and related technologies.
FedScoop said it chose 50 women whose vibrant energy, determination and imagination are making a monumental difference in the federal government IT community, and whose impact is being felt across America. FedScoop hopes these leaders will inspire a new generation of women about the possibilities of embracing technology.
"I am honored to be included among this group of talented and inspirational women," said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. "I am proud of GPO employees in our IT and technology departments for continuing to find new ways to move GPO forward in the Digital Age."
About the Government Publishing Office (GPO)
GPO is the Federal Government's official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official 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, 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 digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore.