Press Release
October 10, 2012

National Archives and Government Printing Office Release Presidential Documents App

Free mobile App makes President’s daily public activities accessible and searchable

Washington, DC…The National Archives’ Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office today released a Presidential Documents free mobile Web application (app) [] on the President’s daily public activities.

The Presidential Documents app includes the President’s Executive orders, speeches, statements, communications to Congress and Federal Agencies, approved acts, nominations submitted to the Senate, White House announcements, and White House press releases. The app’s user-friendly search engine can be searched by date, category, subject, or location.

“The Federal Register leads in the use of innovative technologies to make critical government information easily accessible by the public. The Presidential Documents app supports the White House digital strategy goal of ensuring and delivering digital information and services anytime, anywhere and on any device,” said Archivist David S. Ferriero.

“The Government Printing Office 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.

The Federal Register, the daily newspaper of the Federal government, is a legal newspaper published every business day by the National Archives. The Federal Register contains Federal Agency Regulations, Proposed Rules and Public Notices, Executive Orders, Proclamations, and other Presidential Documents. The Office of the Federal Register prepares the Federal Register for publication in partnership with the Government Printing Office (GPO). GPO distributes the Federal Register in paper, on microfiche, and online through GPO Access []. The Federal Register informs citizens of their rights and obligations and provides access to a wide range of Federal benefits and opportunities for funding. For more information, see .

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The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that preserves and shares with the public records that trace the story of our nation, government, and the American people. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and online at

The Government Printing Office is the Federal Government's primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in both digital and tangible formats. 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 addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO’s Federal Digital System ( and through partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit Follow GPO on Facebook, Twitter, and on YouTube. For GPO questions, contact Gary Somerset, 202-512-1957, 202-355-3997 (cell), or

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