ENTREPRENEUR AND AIR FORCE ACADEMY
GRADUATE SELECTED TO BE CHIEF OF STAFF FOR GPO'S OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR
Steven Higgins to Help Lead the IG's
Reorganization at GPO
Washington, DC- Running a successful business, a
military background and his energy are just three examples of why Steven A.
Higgins is now the United States Government Printing Office's Assistant
Inspector General for Administration and Inspections.
In the new position, Higgins will oversee all
inspections, evaluations and administration services for the IG's Office.
"Steven Higgins' background includes
both private and public sector experience. His business sense, paired with his
years in the Air Force, make him the ideal person to help take the IG's office
at GPO to the next level," said Inspector General Marc A. Nichols.
The selection was effective August 25.
Most recently, Higgins ran his own business in
Denver, Colorado. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of
Marketing and Business Development for SAIC/Telcordia Technologies, Inc.
His military experience includes being a Financial
Analyst for Lockheed Martin's Missile Systems Division and a Program Manager
for the United States Air Force Airborne Surveillance System. Higgins
graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy.
GPO's Office of the Inspector General is
responsible for conducting and supervising audits and investigations relating
to GPO; recommending policies to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness
in GPO operations; and, in the words of the Federal law establishing GPO's IG,
"providing a means of keeping the Public Printer and the Congress fully
and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating to the
administration and operations of the GPO."
The GPO is headquartered in Washington, DC and has approximately 3,000
employees nationwide. Under the leadership of Public Printer of the
United States Bruce R. James, the GPO is responsible for the production and
distribution of information products and services for all three branches of
the Federal Government. In addition to its own production facilities, the GPO
contracts with thousands of private sector vendors across the country to
produce print and other information products for the Federal Government
ranging from Supreme Court decisions to IRS tax forms and crop reports for the
Department of Agriculture. The GPO also distributes Government
publications to the public via a sales program and through a nationwide
network of more than 1,200 Federal depository libraries. GPO Access, at www.gpoaccess.gov,
provides free online public access to more than 250,000 Federal Government
titles. For more information about GPO, go to www.gpo.gov.