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Scott Stole

New Product and Program Development Manager, Security and Intelligent Documents Division, U. S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), USA

Transforming the GPO to support Next Gen passport production

The process of evolving a manufacturing operation to support a new program of the magnitude of the next-generation United States passport involves the coordination of activities and the transformation of people, places, and things in a cohesive manner to ensure program success. In close cooperation with the U.S. Department of State, and with the support of the U.S Department of Homeland Security and others, the U.S. Government Publishing Office has been transitioning itself to meet the needs of this program – including the implementation of new designs, the equipment and infrastructure necessary to manufacture in high volumes, and the cultural changes required to support success. This talk will highlight key aspects and decisions of this Program, including many of the lessons learned along the way.
•    Implementation of new design and security technologies;
•    Acquisition of new manufacturing technologies;
•    Transforming a culture – Taking it to the next level.


Scott Stole is the New Product and Program Development Manager for the United States Government Publishing Office, Security and Intelligent Documents Division, where he is responsible for the generation of new security credential products for Federal Agency customers. His responsibilities include product design and development, supply chain qualification and selection, equipment selection and configuration, and facilities buildout. 

Prior to joining the Government, Scott was President of Smartrac Technologies US, where he oversaw the production of eCovers used in the United States ePassport program, as well as other credential card programs for commercial and government applications. Earlier experience includes various technical and managerial positions in the areas of microelectronics packaging, RFID card production, and materials science.

Scott holds a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University, and a B.A. in Chemistry from Concordia College.

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