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GPO's Superintendent of Documents Honored

Friday, July 27, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

The U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Assistant Public Printer, Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish was recognized with other executives from Apple, Google, and Yale Law School as one of the top 50 contributors to the legal community. Fastcase, a legal research service, named the 2012 Fastcase 50 award recipients on July 19. As a member of GPO’s senior management team, Baish is responsible for overseeing the dissemination of Federal Government information in print and digital formats through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP).

Baish joined GPO in January 2011. Previously, she served as the Director of Government Relations for the American Association of Law Libraries, a nonprofit educational organization that serves the information needs of the legal community. She is also a founding member of OpenTheGovernment.org, an organization created to promote democracy and end Government secrecy. She has worked with OTG.org, the White House and Office of Management and Budget in implementing President Obama’s Open Government Directive and with auditing agency Open Government Plans.

“I am honored to be recognized by the legal community with helping to provide the public with greater access to Government information,” said Assistant Public Printer, Superintendent of Documents Mary Alice Baish. “This award is a testament to the important work being done at GPO and by my fellow award recipients.”

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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