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GW CENTER FOR CYBER & HOMELAND SECURITY SELECTS CUMMISKEY AS SENIOR FELLOW

For Immediate Release: March 30, 2015

Washington DC--- The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (CCHS) has selected former DHS official Chris Cummiskey as a member of their new senior fellows program.

Until recently, Cummiskey served in the number three position at the Department of Homeland Security as the Under Secretary for Management (acting) and as the DHS Chief Acquisition Officer.

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PARTNERSHIP FOR PUBLIC SERVICE NAMES
CUMMISKEY TO COO SAGE PROGRAM

For Immediate Release: February 27, 2015

The Partnership for Public Service based in Washington DC has named former DHS Acting Under Secretary for Management Chris Cummiskey to their COO SAGE program.

“The Partnership is one of the preeminent organizations in our country providing high quality programs and thought leadership in strengthening the Federal workforce. I am excited to join the distinguished group of former Chief Operating Officers in this important endeavor,” said Cummiskey after the announcement.

The Partnership’s Strategic Advisors to Government Executives (SAGE) program connects senior-level executives in government with their predecessors and private-sector counterparts. SAGEs share knowledge, ideas and best practices to help federal C-suite executives transform government and improve its performance.

The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to inspire a new generation of civil servants and transform the way government works. For more information on the Partnership, please visit www.ourpublicservice.org .


THE HILL – DHS SHUTDOWN COULD LOWER CYBER DEFENSES EXPERTS WARN

CUMMISKEY AMONG CYBER EXPERTS WHO RAISE CONCERNS

February 8, 2015

Washington DC----Former DHS Acting Under Secretrary for Management Chris Cummiskey joined several other cyber experts in the congressional publication, The Hill, yesterday who are expressing concern over the lack of a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Former DHS Acting Under Secretary Chris Cummiskey
Joins PwC’s Public Sector Practice as Senior Strategic Advisor

Cummiskey brings significant knowledge of cyber, enterprise IT and Homeland Security to PwC

NEW YORK, January 12, 2015 – PwC US announced today that Chris Cummiskey, former Department of Homeland Security Acting Under Secretary for Management, has joined the firm’s Advisory business to serve as a Senior Strategic Advisor to the Public Sector practice. Cummiskey brings a deep knowledge and understanding of Federal Homeland Security approaches to cybersecurity, enterprise IT and performance management that can be applied to public and private sector organizations. He will offer PwC and its clients valuable perspectives in these and other areas related to national security.

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GOVERNMENT TECHNOLOGY & SERVICES COALITION ADDS
CUMMISKEY TO STRATEGIC ADVISORS PANEL

Cummiskey to Add Significant Experience in Cyber Security and Acquisition

Washington, D.C., January 15, 2015 --The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) announced today that Chris Cummiskey, former Acting Under Secretary for Management and Chief Acquisition Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has joined its prestigious panel of Strategic Advisors.

"From one day to the next cyber security is in the headlines. Internationally we have some unprecedented threats targeting America's physical and cyber assets. Mr. Cummiskey is one of the most experienced cyber security executives in the government contracting community," said Kristina Tanasichuk, CEO of GTSC. Cummiskey will work with the members of GTSC and their government partners to continue fostering substantive partnerships to achieve mission.

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Data Breaches Should Renew Drive for Better Cyber Hygiene

Government Contracting Not Keeping Pace With Evolving Technology

It seems that every day we wake up to the news of yet another major cyber breach in industry or government.

One of the areas hardest hit in the last six months are the companies who handle the background investigations for individuals seeking employment and a security clearance with the Federal government.

It is estimated that upwards of 75,000 individuals may have had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised as part of these breaches. And as anyone who has filled out an SF86 knows, you are turning over the keys to the kingdom when you fill out those forms.

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December 3, 2014
Alliance with Industry Key to Combating Cyber Threats

Cummiskey talks with Federal News Radio about government/industry outreach

Washington DC---Former DHS Acting Under Secretary Chris Cummiskey recently spoke with Federal News Radio’s Francis Rose about the importance of industry involvement in combating ongoing cybersecurity threats.

“Upwards of 85% of the US infrastructure is in the hands of the private sector. The government must continue to push for meaningful engagement with our partners across the economic sectors,” said Cummiskey.

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MAJOR CYBER ATTACK ON US CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE LIKELY
Federal News Radio Goes In-Depth with Chris Cummiskey

NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers went to Capitol Hill recently with the message that a major cyber attack on US critical infrastructure is likely by 2025.

Federal News Radio’s Francis Rose this week turned to former senior DHS official Chris Cummiskey for analysis on what the government can do to prevent and mitigate such an attack.

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2014 CUMMISKEY TO WRITE MONTHLY BLOG FOR FEDERAL TIMES

Former DHS Acting Under Secretary for Management Chris Cummiskey will be writing a monthly Blog for the Federal Times, a Gannett Company. His first installment covers acquisition improvements underway at DHS.

Click here to read the story:
http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20141120/BLG04/311200012/DHS-making-strides-improve-acquisition


FORMER SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL LAUNCHES FIRM IN DC

Washington DC-----Former Department of Homeland Security Senior Official Chris Cummiskey announced today the formation of a consulting firm in the Washington DC region specializing in cybersecurity, IT, homeland security and management consulting.

Cummiskey, who served for the past year in the number three job at the department as Acting Under Secretary for Management, recently left after six years in DHS senior leadership. He also served as the department's Chief Acquisition Officer, Performance Improvement Officer and Senior Sustainability Official.

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CUMMISKEY DEPARTS DHS AFTER NEARLY SIX YEAR RUN

DHS Acting Under Secretary for Management Chris Cummiskey recently ended a nearly six year run in senior leadership at the US Department of Homeland Security. Most recently, Cummiskey served for over a year as the number three in the department and as the DHS Chief Acquisition Officer. During his tenure, he is credited with strengthening DHS cybersecurity efforts, modernizing enterprise IT and enhancing acquisition oversight. Prior to joining DHS, Cummiskey served as the Arizona State CIO and as an Arizona State Senator for 18 years.


 

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