Quality-Tested: GPO Offers Authenticated Public and Private Laws Online

Quality-Tested: GPO Offers Authenticated Public and Private Laws Online

In this new beta service, the GPO is providing authenticated Adobe pdf files of all public and private laws from the 110th Congress.

The PDF files are digitally signed and certified by GPO using Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology. GPO explains that its mission is to increase the ability to rely on electronic government information:

GPO’s Authentication initiative focuses on the primary objective of assuring users that the information made available by GPO is official and authentic and that trust relationships exist between all participants in electronic transactions. In furthering GPO’s mission to provide permanent public access to authentic U.S. Government publications, GPO is working to afford users further assurance that files are unchanged since GPO authenticated them.

But what we really want to know is… is it good enough for subciting??

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