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GPO Produces Secure Super Bowl Credential for FBI

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) used security design and printing techniques to produce the FBI special events credential that was used at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, IN by public safety personnel. GPO produced approximately 10,000 of these secure credentials at the agency's secure production facility in Washington, D.C. The special event credentials are issued to approved public safety and security personnel from local, state, and Federal agencies who required access to secure areas during major special events.  The FBI sought GPO's services due to the agency's reputation of providing secure government-to-government products that have a proven record of securing our Nation.

"GPO is honored to assist the FBI by creating this secure credential that was used at one of the biggest events in the country," said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance Cooks. "GPO has a highly skilled staff that is dedicated to producing the best products for our customers and committed to protecting our national security through the manufacturing of secure credentials."

"The FBI is very pleased GPO has provided us with a very secure state of the art public safety official credential," said Section Chief Juan Molina of the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group.  "GPO was able to design a secure credential and a single production and distribution process for all local, state, and federal agency personnel who each provide vital safety and security roles during major special events."

GPO also produces other secure credentials for the Federal Government including Trusted Traveler Program cards for DHS' Customs and Border Protection and the Nation's passports for the Department of State.  GPO has also been certified by the General Services Administration to provide Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) services to Federal agencies.

GPO is the Federal Government's primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in both digital and tangible formats.  GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO's Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.  Follow GPO on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/USGPO Twitter http://twitter.com/USGPO and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/gpoprinter.


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