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Chris Cummiskey

Operating Partner, Technology


Chris Cummiskey served in executive management at the US Department of Homeland Security, most recently in the number three position Under Secretary for Management.  During his tenure, he had department-wide oversight and responsibility for budget/finance, cyber/IT, procurement/contracting, human capital, security and administration.  He served as the department's Chief Acquisition Officer overseeing $19 Billion in annual spending and as the DHS Performance Improvement Officer.

Mr. Cummiskey co-led all of the major cyber committees at DHS including the Executive Steering Committee on the National Cybersecurity Protection System, the Executive Steering Committee on Cyber Strategy, the Acquisition Review Board on government-wide Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) and the Executive Steering Committee on Cyber Hiring.  He also served on the oversight committee on the implementation of President Obama's Executive Order on Cybersecurity.

Mr. Cummiskey is a Senior Fellow with the George Washington University - Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Partnership for Public Service, the Government Technology & Services Coalition and the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable.

He served as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Arizona and Director of the Arizona Government Information Technology Agency.  Previously, Cummiskey was elected to six terms as an Arizona State Senator.

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