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LESSONS LEARNED FROM AUSTRALIA'S CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

NextGov - For over two years, the Australian government’s chief technology officer and procurement coordinator, John Sheridan, has led the charge in providing governmentwide technological services.

Although a large scale, complex responsibility, his strategy is simple: Work in short, achievable steps to meet long-term goals.

Most recently, Sheridan’s efforts resulted in the successful launch of GovCMS, a website hosting and content management system available to all Australian federal agencies, meant to cut costs and reducing duplication while improving websites.

Nextgov spoke with Sheridan recently to get his take on the role technology plays in Australia’s government and what technological services are on the horizon for the nation.