August 24, 2010
Transforming the GPO to Meet the Market Needs of a Digital World
The GPO's CIO Mike Wash was recently featured as "Federal Player of the Week" in the Washington Post. Bringing the Government Printing Office into the digital world observes that it took a "little convincing" to persuade Wash to leave a very successful career in the private sector. Since joining the GPO, he has helped bring FDsys online.
"As the CIO of an agency with the goal of providing permanent access to authentic and official federal publications, I am regularly faced with challenges associated with transforming this agency that has relied exclusively on printing to serve its mission into one that can effectively disseminate information digitally as well as in print form," said Wash. ... "Providing transparency of government information is a characteristic of the U.S. government that was established by our founding fathers."