GPO uses FDsys to release Kennedy Assassination Recordings

The U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) released online recordings of radio traffic aboard Air Force One in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination. These audio recordings were the first to be placed in FDsys, which is already well known for its text based content.

Federal Digital System (FDsys) is the Government Printing Office’s advanced digital system for managing government publications and documents. One component of FDsys is a powerful online tool that provides public access to authoritative Federal information. FDsys serves as a preservation repository for all Federal publications dating back to the birth of our country.

As part of the PTFS Systems Integration Division, the PTFS-FDsys team is continuously adding new features and collections in addition to maintaining the underlying infrastructure. PTFS has been involved with the FDsys program since its conception in 2006.

Both the Air Force One recordings and the Nixon testimony were posted on FDsys in collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA worked with GPO to make the content available through FDsys to take advantage of the strong infrastructure and design ensuring the content would be available to all who wanted it.

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