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U.S. Government Resources: 100 Milestone Documents

The Bradner Library is a selective Federal Depository Library. The Library has a collection of historical and current U.S. government documents from the Government Printing Office as part of the FDLP.

100 Documents that Shaped America

Government Printing Office - GPO


The U.S. Government Publishing Office (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 govinfo (, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore.

GPO Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Goals
Review GPO’s Strategic Goals for FY2014–2018.

GPO’s Strategic Plan—Customer Centric and Employee Driven
Review GPO’s FY17 Annual Performance Plan and FY15 Annual Performance Report 
Review GPO’s FY15/FY16 Annual Performance Plan and FY14 Annual Performance Report 
Review GPO’s Strategic Plan Report FY 2014 Mid–Year 
Review GPO’s Strategic Plan for FY2014–2018
For reports for previous years, go to GPO Report Archives.

Rebooting the Government Publishing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age
A report by a panel of the National Academy of Public Administration for the U.S. Congress, Congressional Research Service, and the Government Publishing Office

Public Access to GPO Information
Read about public access to GPO informationtestimony of GPO employees and production of documents in legal proceedings, and GPO Directive on Federal Tort Claims.

Management Team
View our organizational chart and download leadership biographies.

GPO: A New Name for the Digital Age
Read about the reason behind the name change

U.S. Government Publishing Office Bookstore
Learn about the U.S. Government Publishing Office Bookstore. Visit the bookstore online or in person.

Frequently Asked Questions
General questions about GPO and specific services the agency has to offer pdf.

GPO History
View publications, photos, and videos about GPO's history

Get directions and download a map to the agency and the U.S. Government Bookstore.