WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) worked with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to produce printed materials for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. The process takes one year for GPO employees to design and produce approximately 40 materials including:
- Program packet kits
- Parking passes
- Secure access credentials
GPO used security design and printing techniques to produce more than 280,000 tickets and more than 10,000 secure access credentials for the President’s Inauguration. GPO has a long history of contributing to the security of the Nation by producing the U.S. passport for the Department of State and border crossing cards for the Department of Homeland Security. Producing security documents for the President’s inauguration is an extension of GPO serving as the provider of secure credentials for the Federal Government.
“I am proud of GPO’s employees for their dedication to this project and diligence in working with the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies to produce all of these materials in time for the President’s Inauguration,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO’s role in producing inaugural materials is another example of how GPO is official, digital, and secure in carrying out its mission of Keeping America Informed.”
GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.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 our Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov), partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore.