GPO getting closer to digital storage system

The Government Printing Office is finalizing a solicitation for a chief contractor that will do the heavy lifting for the agency's massive content management and data storage modernization project.

Mike Wash, GPO's chief technology officer, said a date for the draft release has not been established, but added that his agency is 'putting the finishing touches' on the preliminary RFP for its Future Digital Content Information System (FDsys) project and that it will be available soon.

FDsys will digitize nearly every federal document published since the birth of the nation.
GPO hopes to issue a final RFP next month and award a $29 million contract by Feb. 22, 2006. The master integrator will be responsible for putting together a system that will place almost all government documents online in digitized format by July 2007.

But before the final version is released, Wash said GPO decided to offer a draft RFP so prospective vendors can comment on it.

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