Andrew Sherman

WASHINGTON, DC—The federal government's Office of Management & Budget (OMB) is seeking to put an end to the so-called monopoly on federal printing currently enjoyed by the Government Printing Office (GPO). The OMB directive would eliminate GPO's role as a broker and allow private firms to bid for printing contracts directly from federal agencies and departments. According to Mitchell Daniels, OMB director, opening the $500 million in federal printing to competition could save the government between $50 million and $70 million, the amount of money GPO charges to private printing vendors for jobs it outsources. Among the charges and discount benefits the GPO enjoys

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