WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has won a 2022 Government Experience Award for GovInfo, the one-stop site for authentic information published by the Federal Government. GPO won the award for its entry “Nine Billion Government Information Retrievals.” GPO achieved the milestone of nine billion retrievals of Government information on its digital system this year and continues to add to that number every day. This includes information put online since June 1994, when GPO first began making Government information digitally available. Today, GovInfo sees more than 70 million retrievals per month and offers free and easy access to download information such as the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, U.S. Court opinions, and much more.
“Accessing Government information has been the cornerstone of the work GPO does for our country. I congratulate our GPO teammates working on GovInfo on this well-deserved award,” said GPO Director Hugh Nathanial Halpern. “We thank the Center for Digital Government for recognizing the great importance of GovInfo and its role in helping us cultivate our vision of an America Informed.”
The Government Experience Awards recognizes the achievements and best practices of states, cities, counties, and Federal agencies that are radically improving the experience of Government and pushing the boundaries of how citizen services are delivered. GPO won an award in the Project Experience category.
GPO is the Federal Government’s resource for publishing trusted information for the Federal Government to the American people. The 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 digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through www.GovInfo.gov and partnerships with approximately 1,100 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library initiative. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.