Michael DiMario

WASHINGTON, DC—The Bush Administration's proposal to open up the printing needs of the executive branch to competitive bidding is garnering both praise and criticism. Outgoing Public Printer Michael DiMario claims, in a letter to the Joint Committee on Printing, that the changes would hurt small printers who depend on Government Printing Office (GPO) work. In contrast, Ben Cooper, Printing Industries of America's executive vice president for public policy, believes that the proposal would open up new contract avenues for all printers. Currently, the GPO outsources approximately 75 percent of all of its work through its Printing Procurement Program, which is made up of more

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