Ever wonder if some government agencies might be a bit behind in technology? Wonder no more. Davita Vance-Cooks, the head of the Government Printing Office, which prints The Federal Register and publishes it online, spoke at a congressional hearing on Wednesday about her department’s attempts to make its work remain relevant in a post-print world. Despite creating mobile apps, The Federal Register still requires agencies to submit information on paper, with original signatures, though they can create a digital signature via a secured email system.
Agencies are also permitted to submit the documents on CD-ROMs and floppy disks, but not on flash drives or SD cards.
Details may be found in an article by Jada F. Smith in the New York Times at http://goo.gl/gYzlDW. The article doesn't mention if the information submitted on paper was written by a quill pen or not.