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Digitizing the Federal Register

If you have ever tried to search our site for Federal Register documents published prior to 1994, you’ve realized that there is nothing online from 1936 to 1994. Then you may have called our office, only to find out you’d either … Continue reading

Updates to PKCS7Sign tool

Today, the General Services Administration (GSA) released updates to their PKCS7Sign tool. The tool allows federal agencies to leverage the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) certificates on many Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards. The update to the tool adds an unpack … Continue reading

2nd Annual PKI Conference

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) hosted the 2nd Annual PKI Conference on August 25, 2015. New OFR Director Oliver Potts welcomed the attendees and briefly talked about OFR’s role in … Continue reading

XML now available for

We are excited to announce the availability of XML (Extensible Markup Language) data for through our partnership with the Government Publishing Office (GPO)!  The XML data can be repurposed for mobile web applications, data mashups, and other analytic … Continue reading

What is Public Inspection?

[This post was written by OFR intern Lissa N. Snyders] Although agency regulations are not official until they are published in the Federal Register, the public has the opportunity to preview these documents before they are published. All documents that … Continue reading

Federal Register by the Numbers

[This blog post was written by OFR intern Lissa N. Snyders] Our users frequently ask for information about Office of the Federal Register (OFR) publications. Publication statistics for the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations are compiled annually … Continue reading

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