CEO, Cummiskey Strategic Solutions
Chris Cummiskey currently serves as CEO, Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, LLC, a firm that specializes in cyber/IT, homeland security and management consulting. Cummiskey previously served in senior leadership at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), most recently in the number three position at the department as Under Secretary for Management. During his tenure as Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary, he had department-wide oversight and responsibility for budget/finance, cyber/IT, procurement/contracting, human capital, security and mission support. He also served as the department's Chief Acquisition Officer, overseeing $19 Billion in annual spending. While at DHS, he co-led all the major cyber committees at the department including the Executive Steering Committee on the National Cybersecurity Protection System (Einstein), 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. Cummiskey serves on numerous boards as a senior advisor on homeland security, cyber and management issues including: the Homeland Security and Defense Business Council, the Government Technology Services Coalition, the Washington Homeland Security Roundtable, as a COO Senior Advisor to Government Executives (SAGE) with the Partnership for Public Service and as a cyber expert with the Washington Post. He served as CIO for the State of Arizona for six years, where he received the Distinguished Service to State Government award from the National Governor's Association for his work in government innovation. He is credited with creating the state's first cybersecurity plan and establishing the Arizona Cyber Information Security Office.