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Chris Cornillie

Research Analyst, Government Business Council Chris joined Government Business Council in January 2014, where he produces custom content on topics in defense and tech. Previously, he served as a 2013 Scowcroft Fellow at the Aspen Strategy Group and as a research intern at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Chris received a degree in Economics and Classics from the University of Illinois and a Masters in International Relations from the University of Chicago.
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Nearly Seven in Ten Federal Executives Support Information Sharing

March 13, 2015 What do Sony, Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, JP Morgan Chase, and Anthem all have in common, other than the fact that they’re all Fortune 500 companies? In the last year, they’ve all been victims of devastating cyber attacks resulting in combined damages approaching one billion dollars. In response to...

Attitudes on Customer Service Quality Differ between Federal Managers and the Public

February 27, 2015 In 2014, two major events – the fraught rollout of Healthcare.gov and revelations of secret waiting lists at a Veterans Affairs-run hospital in Phoenix – arguably damaged the reputation of federal customer service. Further, they cast doubts on the Obama Administration’s goal of achieving a level of service quality on...

Three Strategies to Improve the Citizen Experience

February 23, 2015 After a difficult 2014, federal agencies are looking to pivot toward modernizing their customer service infrastructures to better serve an increasingly digital-savvy public. Agencies are well on their way to making technological improvements, but without the corresponding cultural shifts agencies will continue to fall short of their goals. Drawing on...

DoD Officials Say the Pentagon's Logistics Challenges Are Threatening Military Readiness

February 19, 2015 In a biting November 2013 report drawing on testimonials from dozens of current and former Defense Department officials, Reuters’ Scot Paltrow asserts that the Pentagon’s supply lines are in a state of disrepair. According to Paltrow, defense agencies are struggling to forecast demand for the billions of dollars in weapons...

A 360 Degree View of Defense Logistics

January 21, 2015 In recent months, the Department of Defense’s logistics operations have been subjected to considerable scrutiny, with major reports calling attention to systematic deficiencies caused by reliance on outdated and ineffective systems used to manage supply chain data. Some have leveled claims that the Pentagon’s logistics difficulties not only constitute government...

Is IT Procurement in Your Agency as Competitive as You Think?

December 19, 2014 Click here to download this infographic

The Competitive Landscape of Federal IT Procurement

December 16, 2014 Given the rapid pace of innovation in information technology, IT acquisition poses a unique challenge to federal procurement offices, whose job it is to maximize competition among suppliers and to ensure that the government achieves the highest possible value for IT products and services. New survey findings show that federal...

Protecting Your Agency's Core Data with Hybrid Cloud

November 24, 2014 Hybrid cloud solutions, achieved by linking private and public cloud infrastructures, could soon become the norm among federal agencies looking to combine data protections and performance with rapid scalability. These features offer particularly valuable disaster recovery and backup capabilities, which help to protect sensitive data against power outages and cyber...

Raising Your Agency's Energy I.Q. with Smart Technologies

October 27, 2014 As the federal government's energy initiatives aimed at boosting efficiency and cutting costs come into full swing, questions remain as to whether policy is translating into action at the individual level. Download this GBC Insight Report to learn: The top strategies agencies can employ to reduce overall energy consumption, according...

The Shellshock Bug May Be Even Worse Than Heartbleed

October 1, 2014 Last Wednesday, the technology world was introduced to the latest in a series of catastrophic Internet security vulnerabilities, known simply as “Shellshock.” Months after discovery of the Heartbleed bug, which exploited a hole in OpenSSL protocols to target users’ passwords and was described as “the worst vulnerability found since commercial...