GPO, Federal Register release app detailing president’s schedule


The U.S. Government Printing Office and the National Archives Office of the Federal Register released a mobile web application on Wednesday that provides updates on the public activities of the president of the United States.

The app is part of both agencies’ efforts to support The White House digital strategy by ensuring the American people have access to government information on any device.

“GPO continues to build upon its reputation as the digital information platform for the Federal Government with the development and release of the Presidential Documents app,” said Acting Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO and OFR have enjoyed a successful partnership for more than 75 years to make Federal Government information available in print, online and now on mobile devices.”


The Presidential Documents app is the third app released by GPO. Other apps include the FY 2013 Budget app and the Mobile Member Guide, which provides users with official biographical information about Members of the 112th Congress. GPO has also supported the Library of Congress in creating an iPad app for the Congressional Record.

This is the first time GPO has enabled an app with a geolocation feature providing users with access to the most recent content near their location. The public can take advantage of the free mobile web app on most major mobile device platforms, the agency said.

“OFR continues to push the envelope on public access to critical government information.  Innovation is a key component to the NARA strategy and providing access via mobile apps is a great example of how OFR is embracing technology.  I am very excited and proud of NARA’s relationship with GPO on this communication achievement,” said Archivist David Ferriero.

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