DAVITA VANCE-COOKS, Director, U. S. Government Publishing Office. Prepared Statement before the Committee on House Administration, U.S. House of Representatives On Transforming GPO for the 21st Century and Beyond,Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1310 Longworth House Office Building, 11 A.M.
“To meet the needs of the 21st century and beyond, the GPO has been successfully transforming from a print-centric manufacturing facility to a content-centric publishing operation, all within the current framework of Title 44. This transformation is based upon the belief that our stakeholders, which include Congress, Federal Government agencies, and the public, rely increasingly upon a digital information environment. Our transformation is based on strong public and private sector partnerships. We have been able to develop a diversified and integrated product and services portfolio that leverages the technological expertise of the private sector, provides multiple job opportunities within the business community, and offers a cost-efficient set of products and services for Congress, Federal agencies, and the taxpayer as a print broker, a product integrator, and a developer of digital information solutions. Our transformation accomplishments have been recognized with awards for Digital Government Achievement, Graphic Design, and most recently, an Innovator of the Year award from In-Plant Graphics magazine. In 2014, Congress and the President recognized the successful impact of the publishing transformation process by re-designating our name to the Government Publishing Office. I want to take this opportunity to formally thank the hard working men and women of the GPO who believe in our mission of Keeping America Informed . The results of the recent Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint survey indicate that our employees rate their experience at GPO higher than Government-wide scores. They consider GPO a good place to work. Through their efforts and their commitment to excellence, the GPO is in a good position to meet the needs of the 21st century and beyond.”