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Charley Barth, Director of the Federal Register

This week marks the arrival of Charles A. (Charley) Barth as the new Director of the Federal Register. We are pleased to welcome Charley to the OFR.

Charley Barth has served the Federal government for almost 20 years, most recently as Director of Records at the Department of the Navy, where he was responsible for the records management program, as well as the Department’s forms, reports, directives, instructions, and notices programs.

At the Department of the Navy, he also oversaw emerging enterprise content management approaches, including digital signatures, document scanning, document management, knowledge management, and social networking tools.

Prior to his current position, he served as Director of FOIA and Privacy Act at the Department of Homeland Security, Program Manager for the Chief Information Officer and Contract Specialist at the Department of the Navy. He began his government service as a congressional intern for Senator Carl Levin.

A native of Michigan, Charley received a BS in Political Science from Ball State University and a Master in Procurement and Acquisitions Management from Webster University.

One of his top priorities as Director will be to continue the development of electronic publishing and access to the Federal Register and its related information products.