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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 September 30, 2013

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 2011N/A93
Nov 2011N/A97
Dec 2011N/A97
Jan 2012N/A87
Feb 2012N/A98
Mar 2012N/A97
Apr 2012N/A66
May 2012N/A75
Jun 2012N/A92
Jul 2012N/A94
Aug 2012N/A91
Sep 2012N/A93

FY 2012 Total: 90%

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

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A52
Nov 2011N/A63
Dec 2011N/A69
Jan 2012N/A33
Feb 2012N/A82
Mar 2012N/A71
Apr 2012N/A39
May 2012N/A52
Jun 2012N/A55
Jul 2012N/A51
Aug 2012N/A58
Sep 2012N/A42

FY 2012 Total: 667

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

Fiscal Year - 2012
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A56
Nov 2011N/A65
Dec 2011N/A71
Jan 2012N/A38
Feb 2012N/A84
Mar 2012N/A73
Apr 2012N/A59
May 2012N/A69
Jun 2012N/A60
Jul 2012N/A54
Aug 2012N/A64
Sep 2012N/A45

FY 2012 Total: 738

Total number of documents published in the FR in the month

Fiscal Year - 2012

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2011N/A59
Nov 2011N/A66
Dec 2011N/A72
Jan 2012N/A38
Feb 2012N/A84
Mar 2012N/A73
Apr 2012N/A59
May 2012N/A69
Jun 2012N/A60
Jul 2012N/A54
Aug 2012N/A67
Sep 2012N/A46

FY 2012 Total: 747

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