The United States Government Publishing Office is an agency of the legislative branch of the United States federal government. The office produces and distributes 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 the Supreme Court, the Congress, the Executive Office of the President, executive departments, independent agencies. An act of Congress changed the office's name to its current form in 2014; the Government Printing Office was created by congressional joint resolution on June 23, 1860. It began operations March 4, 1861, with 350 employees and reached a peak employment of 8,500 in 1972; the agency began transformation to computer technology in the 1980s. For its entire history, the GPO has occupied the corner of North Capitol Street NW and H Street NW in the District of Columbia; the large red brick building that houses the GPO was erected in 1903 and is unusual in being one of the few large, red brick government structures in a city where most government buildings are marble and granite.
An additional structure was attached to its north in years. The activities of the GPO are defined in the public printing and documents chapters of Title 44 of the United States Code; the Director, who serves as the head of the GPO, is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director selects a Superintendent of Documents; the Superintendent of Documents is in charge of the dissemination of information at the GPO. This is accomplished through the Federal Depository Library Program, the Cataloging and Indexing Program and the Publication Sales Program, as well as operation of the Federal Citizen Information Center in Pueblo, Colorado. Adelaide Hasse was the founder of the Superintendent of Documents classification system; the GPO first used 100 percent recycled paper for the Congressional Record and Federal Register from 1991 to 1997, under Public Printers Robert Houk and Michael DiMario. The GPO resumed using recycled paper in 2009. In March 2011, the GPO issued a new illustrated official history covering the agency's 150 years of "Keeping America Informed".
With demand for print publications falling and a move underway to digital document production and preservation, the name of the GPO was changed to "Government Publishing Office" in a provision of an omnibus government funding bill passed by Congress in December 2014. Following signature of this legislation by President Barack Obama, the name change took place on December 17, 2014. By law, the Public Printer heads the GPO; the position of Public Printer traces its roots back to Benjamin Franklin and the period before the American Revolution, when he served as "publick printer", whose job was to produce official government documents for Pennsylvania and other colonies. When the agency was renamed in December 2014 the title "Public Printer" was changed to "Director". Davita Vance-Cooks was therefore the first "Director" of the GPO. Public Printers: Almon M. Clapp John D. Defrees Sterling P. Rounds Thomas E. Benedict Frank W. Palmer Thomas E. Benedict Frank W. Palmer, O. J. Ricketts Charles A. Stillings, William S. Rossiter, Capt. Henry T. Brian John S. Leech Samuel B. Donnelly Cornelius Ford George H. Carter Augustus E. Giegengack, John J. Deviny John J. Deviny, Phillip L. Cole Raymond Blattenberger, John M. Wilson, Felix E. Cristofane James L. Harrison Adolphus N. Spence, Harry J. Humphrey, L.
T. Golden Thomas F. McCormick John J. Boyle, Samuel Saylor Danford L. Sawyer, Jr. William J. Barrett Ralph E. Kennickell, Jr. Joseph E. Jenifer Robert Houk, Michael F. DiMario Michael F. DiMario Bruce James, William H. Turri Robert C. Tapella William J. Boarman Davita Vance-Cooks Hugh N. Halpern The GPO contracts out much of the federal government's printing but prints the official journals of government in-house, including: Code of Federal Regulations Public and Private Laws The Congressional Record The Federal Register, the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, notices of Federal agencies and organizations. United States House Journal United States Senate Journal United States Code United States Statutes at Large GPO has been producing U. S. passports since the 1920s. The United States Department of State began issuing e-passports in 2006; the e-Passport includes an electronic chip embedded in the cover that contains the same information, printed in the passport: name and place of birth, dates of passport issuance and expiration, passport number, photo of the bearer.
GPO produces the blank e-Passport, while the Department of State receives and processes applications and issues individual passports. GPO ceased production of legacy passports in May 2007, shifting production to e-passports. In March 2008, the Washington Ti
Julie Pietri is a French pop singer, known for her single, "Ève lève-toi", number-one on the French SNEP Singles Chart in November 1986. Pietri spent the first five years of her life in Algeria. In 1962, because of the independence gained by the country, her family was forced to exile in France. Thereafter, she decided to return in Casablanca. A few years she decided to live in Le Pecq, in Saint Germain en Laye suburb. At the age of fourteen, Pietri formed a musical group named Transit, with whom she performed songs from artists including Véronique Sanson, Janis Joplin and Joe Cocker. In 1975, th band released its first single: "On s'est laissé faire". After two years of studying speech therapy, she began working with La Bande à Basile, a music group dressed in costumes inspired by the Commedia dell'arte. In late 1979, Julie was chosen to record the song "Magdalena", it was successful, allowing the singer to record her first studio album in 1980 with the contribution of French composer Jean Schultheis and lyricist Jean-Marie Moreau.
In 1981, she went for the first time on stage of the Olympia with Sacha Distel. Seduced by her voice, he invited her to participate in his show and to sing with him two songs as duets. In 1982, Pietri met success with "Je veux croire", a post-disco song with gospel sounds, she enjoyed success with a French language version of The Kinks's hit "I go to sleep", retitled "Et c'est comme si". The following year, Pietri duetteed with French singer Herbert Leonard on the song "Amoureux fous". Other singles followed including "Tora Tora Tora" and "À force de toi" which supported the release of her new album in 1985, À force de toi. Meanwhile, she founded her own line of makeup, she was again invited to perform at the Olympia during a show by Belgian singer Frédéric François. She decided to take a break. During this whole period, her stage name was Julie. In 1986, the singer returned to music using her complete name, Julie Pietri, scored a French number one hit with "Ève lève-toi", she re-recorded the song in English as "Listen to your heart".
Le Premier Jour, her new album, was co-written by the singer. In December 1987, the song "Nuit sans issue" was released at the same time of the album release, composed by Vincent-Marie Bouvot. A few months she participated in a charity song with other artists for the boat people in Southeast Asia: "Dernier Matin d'Asie". In December, the singer gave a series of concerts followed by a tour through France, she sang "Nouvelle Vie", the second hit off the album, did a cover version of "Non, je ne regrette rien" by Édith Piaf and "La vie ne m'apprend rien by Daniel Balavoine. In spring 1989, Pietri told "La légende des madones" in a new album. Julie asked the singer-composer Daran to compose two of the eleven tracks of the album; the first single was "Salammbô", a song inspired by the female character created by Gustave Flaubert. In 1990, she released the third single from the album, "Étrangère", started a concert tour in France during the summer, she did softcore photos for French magazine Lui'. In March 1992, Julie Pietri gave birth to a daughter and decided to retire from music.
The same year, a compilation and a double compilation were released. In 1995, the album Féminin singulière was released and contained new versions of Pietri's previous hits, arranged by Jean-Pierre Pilot, plus some new songs written by Julie Pietri and composed by François Bernheim, she performed in Paris at the Petit Journal Montparnasse at the Café Opus. In 1996, she recovered The Pretenders' hit but in French-language: "I'll Stand by You" was re-entitled "Je pense à nous". During the summer, she was requested by France 2 to record the ballad "Canto di Sorenza" with the Corsican polyphonic choir Voce di Corsica, she recorded this song for the credits of the TV movie Dans un grand vent de fleurs, aired in September and October. In June 2000, she recorded a dance version of "Ève lève-toi" for the European compilation Euro Pride 2000. A Best Of compilation titled; the singer returned to stage performance giving a concert at the Théâtre of Boulogne Billancourt in February 2001. She appeared in many television shows.
She recorded a new duet with Herbert Léonard, entitled "Orient Express". The TV broadcast "Retour gagnant", aired in May 2003, resurrected her career thanks to her successful cover of "Vivre pour le meilleur". In September, Pietri released an album called "Lumières", containing cover versions and original songs. In March, Julie gives three concerts in the Duc des Lombards, a famous jazz club in Paris; the music style of her repertory is at that time turned into a jazzy mood. In 2007 after, the DVD collection is completed by a CD + DVD bonus edit. In May and June, Julie Pietri records the songs of her new album called "Autour de minuit", the first single from, a cover of the Etienne Daho song "Des Heures hindoues". At the beginning of November, Pietri presented her jazzy song recital in Paris at the Scène Bastille and again at the Bataclan. At the end of these concerts, a collector edit of her new album with a photo booklet was released. 1980: Julie 1985: À force de toi 1987: Le premier jour 1989: La légende des madones – #39 in France 1995: Féminin singulière – #23 in France 2003: Lumières – #72 in France 2007: Julie Pietri à l
2017 FZ2 is a micro-asteroid and near-Earth object of the Apollo group, a quasi-satellite of the Earth until March 23, 2017. 2017 FZ2 was discovered by American astronomer Gregory Leonard on March 19, 2017 observing for the Mt. Lemmon Survey from Mount Lemmon Observatory, its orbit is moderately eccentric, low inclination and a semi-major axis of 1.007 AU. Upon discovery, it was classified as an Apollo asteroid but an Earth crosser by the Minor Planet Center, its orbit is chaotic but it is well determined. 2017 FZ2 has an absolute magnitude of 26.7 which gives a characteristic diameter of 20 m. 2017 FZ2 was until recently an Earth’s coorbital, the sixth known quasi-satellite of our planet and the smallest by far. Its most recent quasi-satellite episode may have started over 225 yr ago and ended after a close encounter with the Earth on 2017 March 23. A number of other near-Earth asteroids move in orbits similar to that of 2017 FZ2, one of the largest being 54509 YORP. There is an apparent excess of small bodies moving in orbits similar to that of YORP and this could be the result of mass shedding from YORP.
1620 Geographos 1862 Apollo 25143 Itokawa YORP 54509 YORP 2017 FZ2 data at MPC MPEC 2017-F65: 2017 FZ2 2017 FZ2 at the JPL Small-Body Database Close approach · Discovery · Ephemeris · Orbit diagram · Orbital elements · Physical parameters