PTFS’ Release of Knowvation GS™ Version 6.0 at GEOINT 2017

NORTH BETHESDA, Maryland, USA, 25 May 2017 – Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS), a provider of Geospatial Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, has released version 6.0 of its flagship product line, Knowvation™. PTFS will showcase the enhanced version of its Knowvation GS offering in booth #2033 at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium being held June 4-7 in the San Antonio, TX Convention Center. PTFS will demonstrate the critical role this product can play in data discovery for Intelligence, Defense, and Civilian Agencies.

“The latest release of Knowvation GS [v6.0] provides customers with a content management platform and provides users with a streamlined interface to quickly and securely integrate 3rd party tools. Users are provided a simple mechanism to bolt on analytical tools, geospatial layers and other applications on top of Knowvation GS to interrogate enterprise data stored in Knowvation GS or resident in isolated repositories,” said Dan Quinn, PTFS Vice President. Noteworthy improvements include:

  • Upgraded user interface
  • Improved ArcGIS integration
  • Transaction system integration (PayPal)
  • Enhanced records management features
  • Updated administrative interface
  • Ability to load data into packages
  • Intelligent crawler to index data across the enterprise
  • Cloud and remote storage adapters (Azure, AWS S3, SharePoint, ArcGIS)

Intelligence and Geospatial Analysts require accurate and timely information in order to make rapid decisions that are necessary for the production of GEOINT products for a variety CONOPS, including emergency response and critical infrastructure data protection. Knowvation GS provides collection, discovery, visualization, exploitation, analysis, and dissemination advantages that enhance operational efficiency. The combination of powerful geospatial data management tools and an intuitive user interface permits users and 3rd party software tools rapid access to the correct information to solve a problem or answer complex questions.

PTFS’ 100% web based GeoECM can be utilized as the client’s repository of record in which content is ingested, protected, stored, managed, analyzed and retrieved. In addition, the client can maintain content in other repositories and shared drives and utilize Knowvation GS’ ability to crawl and index nearly any type of data from any location. This ability provides a discovery solution where one “Google like” search finds all information regardless of the data origin or location. The Knowvation GS server can be located at the client’s site, or hosted by PTFS in the customer’s data center or preferred cloud provider. Knowvation GS is now available on Amazon’s C2S cloud in the IC marketplace.

About PTFS (

PTFS is a leading provider of ECM solutions to federal, civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies. Established in 1995 and headquartered in North Bethesda, Md., just outside Washington, D.C., PTFS launched its flagship ECM offering, Knowvation™ (originally ArchivalWare™) in 2004. Knowvation is an entirely web-based product for providing geospatial, FOIA and declassification, database integration, and digital library solutions. Knowvation is deployed in government agencies, libraries, academic institutions, and labor unions.

About GEOINT (

GEOINT is hosted and produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF), a non-profit, non-lobbying educational organization. This annual event is the nation’s largest gathering of industry, academia, and government, including commercial, Federal/Civil, State and Local geospatial intelligence partners.