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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 - 2013

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TimeTargetPercent
Oct 20129098
Nov 201290100
Dec 20129094
Jan 20139098
Feb 20139098
Mar 20139094
Apr 201390100
May 20139097
Jun 201390100
Jul 201390100
Aug 201390100
Sep 201390100

FY 2013 Total: 98%

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

Fiscal Year - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A43
Nov 2012N/A46
Dec 2012N/A46
Jan 2013N/A54
Feb 2013N/A65
Mar 2013N/A62
Apr 2013N/A73
May 2013N/A61
Jun 2013N/A66
Jul 2013N/A76
Aug 2013N/A74
Sep 2013N/A50

FY 2013 Total: 716

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

Fiscal Year - 2013
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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A44
Nov 2012N/A46
Dec 2012N/A49
Jan 2013N/A55
Feb 2013N/A66
Mar 2013N/A66
Apr 2013N/A73
May 2013N/A63
Jun 2013N/A66
Jul 2013N/A76
Aug 2013N/A74
Sep 2013N/A50

FY 2013 Total: 728

Total number of documents published in the FR in the month

Fiscal Year - 2013

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A44
Nov 2012N/A46
Dec 2012N/A49
Jan 2013N/A55
Feb 2013N/A66
Mar 2013N/A66
Apr 2013N/A73
May 2013N/A65
Jun 2013N/A66
Jul 2013N/A76
Aug 2013N/A74
Sep 2013N/A50

FY 2013 Total: 730

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