Background: when using federal dollars for printing jobs, federal agencies must use the Government Printing Office (GPO) and participating contractors. GPO works as intermediary and handles billing/payment through the SPA (Simplified Purchase Agreement) mechanism. A government purchase card can be used or an established deposit account (IPAC)-- the equivalent of automatic withdrawal. Problems #1: too often, a printer... more »
For several years prior to FY 2011, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has enjoyed substantial discounts on Federal Register printing due to our use of XML tagging for submission of documents to GPO. On July 2, 2010, GPO announced in GPO Circular Letter No. 777 that Federal Register document tagging would no longer be accepted – effective date October 1, 2010 GPO also established a new per page rates which are 31.4% higher... more »
Require the passport to be printed at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Eliminate the need for GPO to print any secure documents. Engraving and Printing has the infrastructure of resources to produce the passport.
The National Park Service currently pays millions of dollars to print park maps for visitors. Ironically, they just fall apart after being used. They are also cumbersome to keep safely stored and away from the weather. My suggestion is for the National Park Service to offer visitors the option of downloading park maps onto their phones/pc in advance of their trip, or when they enter the park. Since most phones now... more »
Instead of developing a new stand alone "pilot biometric credential", and since legislation dictates one, why not consider using the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP's) Trusted Traveler Global Entry credential for this purpose. Although not specifically tailored for pilots currently, the global entry card could easily accomodate "pilots" via unique data elements within existing IT infrastructure for greater... more »
Eliminate funding of Defense Automation Printing Services (DAPS) in-house digital and print production work that is non-mission critical for the Department of Defense (DoD). Outsource all DoD non-mission critical digital and print production work to the Government Printing Office (GPO). The GPO has the expertise, an efficient infrastructure, and the largest and most cost-effective procurement organization for outsourcing... more »