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CUMMISKEY NAMED ACTING UNDER SECRETARY FOR MANAGEMENT AT DHS

Washington, DC----DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Management Chris Cummiskey has been named the Acting Under Secretary for Management. In this capacity, Cummiskey will also serve as the DHS Chief Acquisition Officer, overseeing $19 Billion in acquisition/procurement programs, ranging from cybersecurity to aviation security.

One of four Under Secretaries at DHS, the Under Secretary for Management oversees all aspects of the department's management and operations through the enterprise lines of business, which include the nearly $60 billion annual budget, information technology, procurement, human capital, security and administrative functions.

In announcing the appointment, Acting DHS Secretary Rand Beers said, "I thank Chris for his continued service and leadership to our Department as we work to make our nation safer, more secure and more resilient."


CUMMISKEY TALKS CYBER SECURITY ON FEDERAL NEWS RADIO

Washington DC---With the threat of cyber security attacks at an all-time high, the US Department of Homeland Security is taking steps to strengthen Federal network security and cyber hiring.

DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Management Chris Cummiskey was recently joined on Federal News Radio by DHS Deputy Under Secretary for Cyber Mark Weatherford to discuss efforts the department is undertaking in both areas.

Link to a synopsis of the interview


DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY TO OVERSEE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT EFFORT AT DHS

Washington, DC----In an effort to improve strategic and management performance across the Department of Homeland Security, Deputy Under Secretary for Management Chris Cummiskey has been named the DHS Performance Improvement Officer.

Working in tandem with the White House Office of Management and Budget, Cummiskey will lead an enterprise-wide team comprised of the twenty two department components in efforts to better define and measure key indicators of success for department functions ranging from cybersecurity to transportation safety.


CUMMISKEY APPPOINTED DHS DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY

Washington DC---Chris Cummiskey has been named Deputy Under Secretary for Management at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Cummiskey, who previously served as the departmentís Chief of Staff for Management, oversees enterprise lines of business in the following areas: acquisition/procurement, finance/budget, technology/innovation, security, facilities and human capital.

In addition to these responsibilities, Cummiskey also serves as an advisor to the Secretary of Homeland Security in a number of key areas including: veteran affairs, open government, sustainability, environment and the economy, the DHS St. Elizabethís Headquarters Consolidation Project and GAO relations.


CUMMISKEY TO LEAD SUSTAINABILITY EFFORT AT DHS

Based on a newly signed Executive Order by President Barack Obama, Chris Cummiskey, Chief of Staff for Management at DHS, has been appointed by Secretary Napolitano to lead the departmentís efforts on Federal sustainability.

The Executive Order calls on federal departments to develop plans to improve sustainability, while reducing practices that harm the environment.



President Barack Obama participates in the CEQ Executive Order signing in the Oval Office, Oct. 5, 2009.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)




 

 

 

 
Chris Cummiskey
Deputy Under Secretary
U.S.Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC
 

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