Federal Government's Drupal-based Web Platform Goes Live [March 6, 2015]
By Rohan Pearce
The gates to the federal government's cloud-hosted content-management system, govCMS, have been thrown open.
Acquia, which hosts the platform, and the Department of Finance announced today that govCMS has officially gone live.
The contract is worth up to $24 million over four years to Acquia, depending on how many agencies shift to the platform.
govCMS is based on the open source Drupal Web platform.
As part of an early adopter program, a number of federal government agencies have already begun migrating to the platform, which from today will also be open to local and state government entities.
Along with the Department of Finance, early adopters included the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, the Department of Communications, and the Department of Social Services.
Australia.gov.au was the first site to go live on the new CMS, followed by Finance.gov.au.
govCMS is available an as-a-service option for agencies. Migration to the platform is not mandatory.