NORTH BETHESDA, Maryland, USA, March 10, 2016 – Progressive Technology Federal Systems Inc. (PTFS) today announced that, working under contract with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and using Amazon Web Services (AWS), it has completed transitioning GPO's Integrated Library System (ILS) public websites to the cloud. As GPO continues to embrace digital technological innovation, this move supports the White House's Federal Cloud First policy that encourages agencies to take advantage of cloud computing opportunities.
"The work required to move this technology to the cloud was a successful team effort by multiple PTFS and GPO staff and it was one of many migrations PTFS has been performing for Federal customers in the last year or so" stated PTFS Project Manager Ariel Levinsky.
GPO sites PTFS moved to the AWS cloud include:
- The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP): http://catalog.gpo.gov
- The Federal Depository Library Directory: http://catalog.gpo.gov/fdlpdir/FDLPdir.sp
- MetaLib: http://metalib.gpo.gov/
"GPO's progressive move to the cloud improves performance for users across these sites during peak traffic times, giving the user faster search results and content downloads" said Mike Harris, PTFS' Director of IT. "In addition, the cloud architecture is more efficient and results in a more cost effective use of taxpayer dollars" continued Harris.
PTFS is a leading provider of web-based information and enterprise Content Management Systems (CMS) to Federal, civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies. Established in 1995 and headquartered in North Bethesda, MD, just outside of Washington, D.C., PTFS has supported hundreds of Federal IT initiatives since its inception and has been the primary contractor on both Library Community Websites as well as GPO's FDsys and its next generation govinfo sites. PTFS software products and solutions are entirely web-based and include support for geospatial, FOIA/declassification, database integration, and digital library requirements.