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Update on Digitizing the Federal Register

We’re excited to share with you our progress digitizing the Federal Register with the Government Publishing Office (GPO). Since our last report, GPO has: Completed  the preparation of the Federal Register material for digitization: Over 15,376 issues, indexes, and codification … Continue reading

Early Closing on December 24, 2015

In accordance with EO 13713, Half-Day Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Thursday, December 24, 2015, signed on December 11, 2015, the Office of the Federal Register will close at 12 noon to Federal Agencies … Continue reading

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

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