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First PKI Conference!

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the Office of the Federal Register (OFR) hosted its first PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Conference on March 6, 2014.  The conference was an opportunity for federal agencies to gather and discuss the challenges and solutions involved in submitting an ever-increasing number of documents digitally for publication in the Federal Register.  Twenty-four people attended in person and thirty-three attended via the available webinar.  Twenty-eight different agencies were represented.

NARA and OFR are excited as we move forward with our PKI program.  Just last year, over 286,000 pieces of paper were saved by agencies that sent their documents digitally for publication in the Federal Register.  The percentage of documents sent digitally to the OFR for publication rose to 41% in 2013.  OFR’s goal is to help equip and enable agencies to continue their move away from paper submissions to digital submissions. A full table of 2013’s PKI information is available at

9 Responses to First PKI Conference!

  1. First of all I would like to say thank you so much to all team of Federal Register Agency team US Gov. And thank you so much to my Proffesor Mr. Jim Himphill of register agency team US to share his talent to us and teach us guide me to understand exactly how important to us this team and what is the real meaning of this team. For me my comment and share my idea just simple word or message to all, give important all team or people help you like your family. and try to tell honest your self. Sharing your real attention why you want to be part this team and why you interested to all opportunity open this team right now. To be honest and tell direct to the point what your team or 1 individual this is one most important to everyone to listen to you and follow you and help you the best they can. Thank you so much and god bless you all. i hope you guys understand my comment because I never comment the right answerto the right subject because I m glad to share my real feelings because Im just finish everything and mail everything my plan, of our team. No matter what happen approve or not Im glad to say to all your team thank thank you so much to all of you.

  2. Thanks for a great topic

  3. Good information for everyone. Thank you.

  4. terms and sentence structure of these government documents are obviously written to be understood by attorneys and thus violate any stated intent to be transparent to the voters with average intelligence.

  5. If you really want to communicate to us, recognize we are not all skilled on the technology of the internet… i.e., words are faded blue and type fonts small (eye strain).
    Provide a glossary for your terms (HTML, etc).

  6. Very informative article.

  7. I really did not know that!

  8. On behalf of Jim Hemphill, I would like to say thank you for your support.

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