2020 Fed 100

Federal 100: Chad Sheridan


Name: Chad Sheridan
Title: Director, Service Delivery and Operations, Farm Production and Conservation Business Center
Organization: Agriculture Department

High-yield bureaucracy hacker. Sheridan was the creative force behind USDA’s mobile-first portal that gives the agricultural community easy access to more than 150 resources across seven digital platforms. The cloud-based Farmers.gov engages its users where they live and work and most recently delivered resources on hemp production, facilitated subsidies to producers affected by tariffs and offered support to those suffering losses from wildfires and hurricanes. Sheridan, who describes his philosophy as “hacking the bureaucracy to improve the government program experience,” is now doing his hacking from the private sector. He left USDA in January to become NetImpact Strategies’ chief innovation officer.

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