Chris Cummiskey

Chris Cummiskey is the Chief Executive Officer of Cummiskey Strategic Solutions, LLC, a firm based in Washington DC that specializes in cyber/IT, homeland security and management consulting. Mr. Cummiskey serves as a strategic advisor to Federal agencies and state governments, private sector companies and boards of directors on a wide range of topics in technology and innovation. Mr. Cummiskey has 24 years of government experience in senior positions at both the Federal and state levels.

Mr. Cummiskey served in senior leadership at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for six years, 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.

Before coming to Federal service, Mr. Cummiskey served as the Chief Information Officer for the State of Arizona for six years. Prior to serving as State CIO and Director of the Arizona Technology Agency, Mr. Cummiskey was elected to six terms in the Arizona State Legislature. As a state senator, he held numerous leadership positions and was credited with developing technology solutions to improve government service delivery.