WASHINGTON—The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has achieved a milestone in the production of secure border credentials. GPO employees have produced one million Trusted Traveler Program cards for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). GPO has been producing the cards since 2008 at the agency’s ISO 9001 certified secure production facility in Washington, D.C. GPO is responsible for designing, printing, personalizing and mailing the cards.
CBP’s Trusted Traveler Program provides expedited entry process for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Trusted Traveler Programs cards include NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST and are approved travel documents under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative. For more information, please visit www.cbp.gov.
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"Reaching the one million card milestone is a great accomplishment for GPO employees and our colleagues at CBP," said Steve LeBlanc, Managing Director for GPO Security & Intelligent Documents. "We take added satisfaction from knowing that our teamwork with CPB on the Trusted Traveler Program contributes to the security of our nation’s borders."
"The trust we placed in GPO paid off with improved card performance, reliability and durability,” said John Wagner, CBP’s Executive Director of Admissibility and Passenger Programs. “Our team, built from committed employees of both agencies, not only achieved its goals, but also established a framework for success and growth for years to come."
With 2,200 employees, GPO is the Federal Government’s primary resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government in digital and tangible forms. GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies. In addition to publication sales, GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through GPO’s Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov) and through partnerships with approximately 1,220 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov. Follow GPO on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/USGPO Twitter http://twitter.com/USGPO and on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/gpoprinter.