GPO Becomes First Legislative Branch Agency to Transition Its E-mail to Cloud Technology
WASHINGTON, DC—October 8, 2014—The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) is moving the agency’s e-mail to the cloud using Microsoft Office 365. This transition will simplify the agency’s IT infrastructure, gain greater functionality and enable faster upgrades for future enhancements. In addition, GPO will benefit from a larger mailbox size, increased e-mail archiving, anti-spam and malware services, collaboration tools and online meeting capabilities. Although several other Government agencies have already made the transition to the cloud, GPO is the first legislative branch agency to move its e-mail to the cloud and expects to complete the migration by January 2015. This strategy supports GPO’s transformation to a digital information platform.
“GPO is an innovative, progressive agency that is always exploring ways to use technology to enhance our obligations to our customers,” said Chief Information Officer Chuck Riddle. “Moving the agency’s e-mail services to the cloud will simplify our IT infrastructure enabling us to use those resources more effectively.”
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 a secure online bookstore.