News August 2, 2016 - GPO has published a Request for Information for market research purposes
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is seeking information, in the form of a Request for Information (RFI) through FedBizOpps.gov, from auditing bodies accredited under or considering accreditation for ISO 16919:2014, Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of candidate trustworthy digital repositories.
The purpose of this RFI is to elicit information and to better understand the auditing processes and certification opportunities for FDsys/govinfo under ISO 16363:2012 by accredited certification bodies, or bodies currently pursuing accreditation.
This RFI is part of the process of GPO preparing to become the first Federal agency to be named as a Trustworthy Digital Repository for Government information through certification of its FDsys/govinfo under ISO 16363:2012, Space data and information transfer systems - Audit and certification of trustworthy digital repositories.
A certification under ISO 16363 will reinforce GPO's commitment to its mission of ensuring effective public access to Government information through the preservation of content in digital formats.