GPO chief of staff nominated to be public printer

President Bush has nominated Robert Tapella to become public printer at the Government Printing Office.

If the Senate confirms Tapella, he would face a big challenge: making the office more technologically oriented while budgets continue to shrink.

Tapella currently is chief of staff at GPO. He joined the office in June 2004. Before that, he worked for two years as a strategic communications consultant. He also was a congressional staffer from 1996 to 2000, supervising the Office of Member Services for the House Oversight Committee.

William Turri has been acting public printer since January, when former printer Bruce James retired.

“Bob and I have worked side by side for four years, and I look forward to continuing our work together as GPO moves forward in its digital and technological transformation,” Turri said.

Featured

  • FCW Perspectives
    zero trust network

    Can government get to zero trust?

    Today's hybrid infrastructures and highly mobile workforces need the protection zero trust security can provide. Too bad there are obstacles at almost every turn.

  • Cybersecurity
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    NDAA process is now loaded with Solarium cyber amendments

    Much of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission's agenda is being pushed into this year's defense authorization process, including its crown jewel idea of a national cyber director.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.