GPO Submits FY2014 Budget Request Before Senate
WASHINGTON—May 21, 2013—Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations on the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) FY 2014 appropriations request. GPO is requesting $128.5 million for FY 2014, which is provided through three separate accounts in the annual Legislative Branch Appropriations bill:
- The Congressional Printing and Binding Appropriation covers the cost of information products in digital and print formats that GPO produces for Congress. About 70 percent of this cost is for preparing the electronic files used for both digital access and printing. For FY 2014, GPO is requesting $79.7 million.
- The Salaries and Expenses Appropriation of the Superintendent of Documents primarily covers the cost of the Federal Depository Library Program, which works in partnership with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide to provide public access to Federal Government information in digital and print formats. For FY 2014, GPO is requesting $35.8 million.
- The GPO Revolving Fund receives appropriated funds for specific technology investment and facility improvements. For FY 2014, GPO is requesting $12.9 million. The request includes funding for the continued development of GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) to support increased online access to congressional and Federal agency information as well as other digital information technology improvements.
“Our FY14 Budget request reflects our commitment to digital transformation. Our budget needs—which are primarily for investment in new technology—are fundamentally important to our ongoing digital transformation,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks.
About the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (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.