Company: U.S. Government Printing Office
Company Description: GPO’s core mission for nearly 150 years is Keeping America Informed on the documents of its democracy. GPO is headquartered about five blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Essentially, GPO prints just about everything in the federal government, but the money.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Non-Profit or Government Organization of the Year
Nomination Title: U.S. Government Printing Office
1. Tell the story about what this nominated organization achieved since January 1 2009 (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:
The U.S. Government Printing Office(GPO)has been producing the documents of our
democracy since March 4, 1861. GPO achieved numerous milestones in 2009.
GPO is playing a key role in developing open and transparent
government inititatives for the Obama Administration. After five years of
research and development, the agency launched GPO's Federal Digital System,
which is a one-stop site to authentic, published government information. Any
member of the public can go to www.fdsys.gov and search for government
documents. After six months, the site was named one of the best websites in
the government. GPO printed the official Inaugural materials for the
President's Inauguration, the first ever offical digital photograph of the
President and Vice President, The Congressional Record on 100% recycled paper
(an accomplishment recognized by Speaker Nancy Pelosi), the federal budget, the
nation's passports and Trusted Traveler Program (TTP) cards for the Department
of Homeland Security. The TTP was recognized as one of the best border
security programs and mentioned on CNN. GPO is a $1billion a year operation
and one of the world's largest information facilities in the world.
2. List hyperlinks to any online news stories, press releases, or other documents that support the claims made in the section above. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, [http://www.youraddress.com]:
Links to supporting Press Releases:
Links to supporting Video and/or news clips:
3. Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader of this nominated organization:
Bob Tapella is the Public Printer of the United States and head of the U.S.
Government Printing Office, which is a $1billion a year business. Tapella was
nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S.
Senate. Prior to becoming Public Printer, he severed for five years as a
senior GPO executive. Tapella has more than a decade of Capitol Hill
experience. A California native, he is a graduate of California Polytechnic
State University, San Luis Obispo.