PTFS Awarded Prime Contract for the U.S. Federal Government ILS Next Program

North Bethesda, Maryland, October 29, 2013- PTFS was recently awarded a five year multi-million dollar prime contract from the U.S. Federal Government for a program called ILS Next.

PTFS is supplying its COTS Digital Library System (DLS) to satisfy the stringent and complex requirements of the ILS Next project.  The DLS is a completely web-based next generation ILS platform that will manage bibliographic and digital collections from a single dashboard.  The discovery layer for this platform can search and retrieve on: metadata in a variety of formats; full-text documents (electronic content and OCR-generated content); geospatial coordinates; and unstructured data files.  The presentation layer brings resources of various material formats from disparate collections quickly to the researcher’s desktop. ILS Next replaces the agency’s legacy library management system. PTFS’ DLS enables ingest, cataloging, storage, discovery, conversion, repurposing, collection, and assessment of geospatial and other multi-INT content on all three of the agency’s network domains.  PTFS’ expertise with over 100 different geospatial file formats will help the government manage and share data.

PTFS’ strong background and expertise in geospatial content management coupled with extensive experience in deploying and managing information systems will be a strong advantage for PTFS throughout the duration of the contract. This award furthers the strong partnership between PTFS and the federal government.

About PTFS
Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) has been a leading provider of enterprise content management solutions to Federal Civilian and DoD agencies since 1995. PTFS has an enterprise content management application marketed as ArchivalWare which has been in production for twelve years and is installed at more than eighty customer locations. This application is best known for providing knowledge management, geospatial, and declassification solutions and now provides content management as a service. Supporting services include digitization, system integration, application installation/configuration, content loading/organization, training, staff augmentation, and ongoing support. PTFS also supports Koha, an open source integrated library solution for research centers.  PTFS installs, customizes, and hosts this application and supports over 600 libraries and research centers with the solution. For more information, visit or  or