GPO, Federal Judiciary Honored for Providing Access to Over 1 Million Federal Court Opinions
WASHINGTON—September 17, 2015—The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Federal Judiciary have been honored with a 2015 Digital Government Achievement award in the Government-to-Government category for providing the public digital access to 1.4 million Federal court opinions on GPO's Federal Digital System. Since the program was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States and GPO's congressional oversight committee, the Joint Committee on Printing in 2011, there been more than 300 million retrievals of opinions from 104 Federal courts. The content of this collection dates back to April 2004. The secure transfer of files to GPO from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) allows GPO to authenticate the files with digital signatures. Once an opinion is located, all associated opinions within the same case can be accessed from that opinion
"This is a tremendous honor and milestone for our partnership with the Federal Judiciary in providing the public access to these import court opinions," said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. “This success shows the scope of GPO's publishing capabilities by providing the technology to make all Government information available to the public in one authentic, digital repository. GPO will continue to work with the Federal Judiciary to make more opinions digitally available to the public."
About the U.S. 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 its Federal Digital System, partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and its secure online bookstore.
Source: U.S. Government Publishing Office.