Saturday, 29 March 2008

GPO Access announces authentication of online pdfs

GPO has announced the release of Authenticated Public and Private Laws for the 110th Congress on GPO Access. What's this, you ask? In order to assure users that the pdf documents you are looking at are "authentic", GPO has begun attaching digital signatures to certain electronic documents on GPO Access. The digital signatures establish that GPO is the information disseminator and also provide the assurance that an electronic document has not been altered since GPO disseminated it. The GPO Seal of Authenticity is a graphic of an eagle next to the words “Authenticated U.S. Government Information.”

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