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Percentage of documents eligible for digital signatures which were published in the Federal Register (FR) with digital signatures within the month

Dictionary: Documents submitted to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR), which publishes the FR, may be digitally signed by authorized parties. Digital signatures were first implemented in October 2008. The alternative method is handwriting signatures and physically sending documents via shuttles during certain time intervals. Digitally signing documents reduces the time it takes for documents to be submitted to the OFR by removing the need to physically sign and send hard copies of the documents, which allows more efficient submission for statutory deadlines, press conferences, Congressional deadlines, etc. From an emergency preparedness standpoint, digital signatures can be completed remotely in the event of a situation when an authorized party does not have access to the office.

Information is current as of June 30, 2014

Fiscal Year - 2010

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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 20099042
Nov 20099059
Dec 20099078
Jan 20109082
Feb 20109073
Mar 20109089
Apr 20109084
May 201090100
Jun 20109077
Jul 20109098
Aug 20109090
Sep 20109090

FY 2010 Total: 79%

Total number of documents with digital signatures published in the FR in the month

Fiscal Year - 2010
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2009N/A33
Nov 2009N/A38
Dec 2009N/A35
Jan 2010N/A42
Feb 2010N/A33
Mar 2010N/A71
Apr 2010N/A72
May 2010N/A52
Jun 2010N/A57
Jul 2010N/A43
Aug 2010N/A63
Sep 2010N/A69

FY 2010 Total: 608

Total number of documents eligible for digital signature published in the FR in the month

Fiscal Year - 2010
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2009N/A79
Nov 2009N/A64
Dec 2009N/A45
Jan 2010N/A51
Feb 2010N/A45
Mar 2010N/A80
Apr 2010N/A86
May 2010N/A52
Jun 2010N/A74
Jul 2010N/A44
Aug 2010N/A70
Sep 2010N/A77

FY 2010 Total: 767

Total number of documents published in the FR in the month

Fiscal Year - 2010

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2009N/A79
Nov 2009N/A64
Dec 2009N/A45
Jan 2010N/A51
Feb 2010N/A45
Mar 2010N/A82
Apr 2010N/A88
May 2010N/A53
Jun 2010N/A75
Jul 2010N/A45
Aug 2010N/A71
Sep 2010N/A78

FY 2010 Total: 776

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