GPO, The Government Printing Office, is doing some cost cutting. In its 2013 budget, the GPO is cutting down on its Congressional printing budget. The total cost that it will be saving by this slashing will be $7.1 million and these will further be used to back up and fund the IT investments.
As of now, the agency is aiming to develop the IT infrastructure by routing the funds towards it. The agency plans to add the savings extracted from its printing and binding domain and apply it to IT development.
In addition to this, the agency is also planning to make everything digital and online since that would have a wider mass appeal and will help in saving printing cost.
"We are proposing to shift our funds away from the conventional printing and distribution activities toward an increased investment in technological improvements," said Public Printer Davita Vance-Cooks to the Senate Appropriations legislative subcommittee on March 15.