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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 - 2011

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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 20109098
Nov 20109088
Dec 20109078
Jan 20119095
Feb 201190100
Mar 20119086
Apr 20119090
May 20119086
Jun 20119090
Jul 20119099
Aug 20119097
Sep 20119099

FY 2011 Total: 92%

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

Fiscal Year - 2011
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A56
Nov 2010N/A52
Dec 2010N/A68
Jan 2011N/A53
Feb 2011N/A49
Mar 2011N/A86
Apr 2011N/A62
May 2011N/A48
Jun 2011N/A71
Jul 2011N/A84
Aug 2011N/A87
Sep 2011N/A75

FY 2011 Total: 791

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

Fiscal Year - 2011
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A57
Nov 2010N/A59
Dec 2010N/A87
Jan 2011N/A56
Feb 2011N/A49
Mar 2011N/A100
Apr 2011N/A69
May 2011N/A56
Jun 2011N/A79
Jul 2011N/A85
Aug 2011N/A90
Sep 2011N/A76

FY 2011 Total: 863

Total number of documents published in the FR in the month

Fiscal Year - 2011

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2010N/A57
Nov 2010N/A60
Dec 2010N/A88
Jan 2011N/A56
Feb 2011N/A49
Mar 2011N/A100
Apr 2011N/A72
May 2011N/A57
Jun 2011N/A80
Jul 2011N/A85
Aug 2011N/A90
Sep 2011N/A77

FY 2011 Total: 871

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