The U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Federal Digital System (FDsys) achieved a record number of visits, totaling more than 140,000 visits to the site over a five-day period. This record was accomplished after GPO supported the National Archives in releasing the post-President Kennedy assassination audio tape recording on FDsys last week. FDsys also achieved a one day record of 55,856 visits on January 31st. There have been 4.3 million total visits to FDsys since the site was launched by GPO in January 2009.
“This is an incredible achievement for GPO and its role as the digital information platform for the Federal Government,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “FDsys contains up-to-date collections of Government information and GPO is adding new content everyday. We were excited to partner with the National Archives for the post-President Kennedy assassination recording and look forward to partnering with other Federal agencies in the future to support their information dissemination needs.”
FDsys gives the American people a one-stop site to authentic, published Government information. This system allows GPO to receive information from Federal agencies in all three branches of Government and create a repository for permanent, public access. FDsys offers state of the art search capabilities for users such as: searching by Congressional Committee, a Member of Congress, keyword and date. GPO authenticates documents on FDsys by digital signature. This signature assures the public that the document has not been changed or altered and verifies the document’s authenticity.
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.