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GPO Welcomes New Director of the Office of the Federal Register

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks welcomes Charley Barth as the Director of the National Archives' Office of the Federal Register (OFR). The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) and the National Archives have worked together for more than 75 years to produce the Federal Register, a daily journal of Government that provides the public with access to Government information and Federal regulations. The Federal Register is made available in print and digital formats along with other publications including the Code of Federal Regulations and the Public Papers of the Presidents. Barth brings more than 20 years of records management experience in the Federal Government to OFR from previous positions at the Department of the Navy and Department of Homeland Security.

"On behalf of GPO, I welcome Charley to his new position as Director of OFR and to the long partnership enjoyed between the two agencies," said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. "I look forward to working with Charley to ensure that we meet the needs of our Federal agency customers and the American people."

"The Office of the Federal Register and the Government Printing Office have been in a unique partnership for more than 75 years and I hope to be a part of that partnership expanding the means by which the American people have access to the information they need," said Director of the Office of the Federal Register Charley Barth.

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, Twitter, and on YouTube.


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