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GPO Announces New Leaders For Innovation & New Technology And Chief Information Officer

Friday, July 20, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

July 19, 2007 -- WASHINGTON – Reynold Schweickhardt, the current Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the US Government Printing Office (GPO) has been tapped to serve as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the agency.  In his new role, Schweickhardt will be responsible for identifying upstream technology with a broad focus for GPO as it moves forward in the worldwide printing and digital marketplace.  Michael Wash, the current Chief Technical Officer will assume the responsibilities of CIO and activities associated with the strategic execution of information systems within the agency.
Schweickhardt will continue his work building strategic relationships with industry and government partners to roadmap important security and technology and processes for the future of the US Passport and other government credentials.  Schweickhardt has spearheaded the planning and implementation of the information and techology systems and structure at GPO.  Before joining GPO in 2003, he guided the implementation of several key technology initiatives for the U.S. House of Representatives during the 104th – 108th Congresses.  He also served as Director of Technology and was responsible for IT strategy for the House of Representatives.
Wash joined GPO in 2004 to build a technology management program at the agency and develop the Future Digital System (FDsys).  FDsys is a digital content system which will allow federal content creators to easily create and submit content that can then be preserved, authenticated, managed and delivered upon request. FDsys will form the core of GPO’s future operations.  In his new role he will continue leading the efforts on FDsys and other strategic information system initiatives in addition to managing the operational activities of agency IT systems.   Wash’s move is consistent with agency plans to begin the deployment of FDsys, which is anticipated for an initial public launch in early 2008.
Acting Public Printer William H. Turri announced the change and said “how fortunate GPO is to have this terrific brain trust, with two exceptional information technology leaders to rely upon.  I am excited at how, together, they can continue to seek out and implement technology to accelerate the digital transformation of the GPO into a 21st century information organization utilizing leading edge solutions to provide the highest quality government information services to the nation.”




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