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U.S. Government Printing Office Selects SDL Technology to Digitally Manage and Publish U.S. Congressional Legislation

SDL plc

Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

Largest publisher in the world relies on SDL XPP to optimize XML publishing processes


Maidenhead, U.K. – September  12, 2012 SDL (LSE: SDL), the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announced that one of the world’s largest digital information facilities, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), has selected SDL to automate the publishing process for printing and accessing select Congressional and Federal agency legislation. GPO provides the three branches of the U.S. federal government with expert publishing and printing services and awarded SDL the Composition System Replacement (CSR) contract following a rigorous search and evaluation process.


All U.S. Congressional legislation will be published using SDL XML Professional Publisher (XPP™), an automated XML publishing engine for the production of high-volume and complexly formatted publications. SDL XPP software will integrate with GPO’s Federal Digital System and be the central point for composition of content for print and online access.  SDL XPP replaces a proprietary system that was developed internally but could not scale to support the growth of the GPO.


GPO had a comprehensive list of requirements and SDL XPP met them all in critical functional areas including content types, character formatting, layout and content linking. SDL XPP provides rapid turnaround, supports text and graphics input from multiple sources and outputs formatted results for a variety of delivery channels in both Print and PDF. SDL has been delivering proven solutions for global leaders in the publishing, financial, government, high-tech, aerospace and defense industries for over 20 years.



GPO was looking for the best XML technology to support the high level of performance and automation required to service the United States government,” said John Hunter, Group CEO, SDL. “SDL XPP was the logical choice as it will deliver improved efficiency, scalability and control. Organizations that utilize SDL XPP for their structured content realize significant business benefits including significant cost savings, efficiency gain and faster time-to-market.”


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