Government Publishing Office, United States

Government Publishing Office, United States (GPO), federal bureau originally authorized in 1860 that performs printing and binding for Congress and federal departments and agencies, distributes government publications in printed and electronic formats, reprints documents for public purchase, and produces mobile apps. Originally called the United States Government Printing Office, it was renamed in 2014. The GPO sells, through mail order and government bookstores, approximately 12,000 printed and electronic publications, and administers the program through which selected government publications are made available at more than 1,200 depository libraries throughout the United States. The GPO's Federal Digital System also provides on-line access to the Congessional Record and other key government publications and collections.

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