Rockville, MD – January 13, 2021 – The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has made history by becoming the only organization to maintain the highest global standard of excellence for digital repositories. This makes govinfo the only ISO Certified Trustworthy Digital Repository In the world.
GPO successfully completed its second yearly surveillance audit that is required to maintain its ISO 16363 Trustworthy Digital Repository certification for govinfo, the one-stop site for authentic information published by the Government. GPO achieved the certification by meeting official criteria for trustworthy digital repositories as defined by experts in the field.
Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. (PTFS) is under contract to build and support govinfo and is proud to be a partner with GPO and a part of the history making team. In addition, PTFS was recently tasked by GPO to assist in implementing improvements to the user experience when using govinfo which helped GPO win a 2020 Government Experience Award.
"This certification is difficult to earn and maintain, and I am proud of our team for their hard work to keep govinfo fully certified. It is a huge step towards fulfilling our mission of Keeping America Informed," said GPO Director Hugh Halpern.
"All of us at PTFS are proud to be a part of the GPO team. They are one of our longest running partnerships and we truly hope that we can maintain that relationship for a long time to come. The work they do is important for the country," said Progressive Technology Federal Systems CEO John Yokley.
Certification under ISO 16363 provides assurance to the public that govinfo is a standards-compliant digital archive in which Government information will be preserved, accessible, and usable into the long-term future. The certification demonstrates that not only the documents, but also the organizational structures and systems around those documents, maintain integrity.
Progressive Technology Federal Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise Content Services Platform to federal, civilian, defense, and intelligence agencies. Established in 1995 and headquartered in Rockville, MD, PTFS launched its flagship CSP offering, Knowvation in 2000. The Knowvation suite of applications is entirely web-based and best known for providing content management solutions where geospatial data analysis, library and archive management, or redaction and declassification operations are the primary area of importance to the client.