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Government Publishing Office to Replace FDsys with Govinfo


This week, the Government Publishing Office launched the beta version of a new website that will replace its current Federal Digital System (FDsys) website.  Govinfo will be the new interface where the public can access information from all three branches of the federal government.  According to the press release, GPO describes the new website as “a user friendly, modernized site that provides an easy to use navigation system accessible on smartphones, tablets, laptops and personal computers.” 

Govinfo will be in beta for a year, with the permanent website scheduled to launch in 2017.  During the transition, FDsys will still be available to users, but eventually it will be sunset. Currently, much of the content available on the FDsys system is also available on the new site.  For more information regarding the content that is currently available and how to access it, see the website’s What’s Available section.  The website also provides useful information about how to search and browse for information. The developers are also seeking feedback on the site during the testing period. 

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