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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 defense and tech issues. 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 Master's in International Relations from the University of Chicago.
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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 ...

Can Your Infrastructure Handle Cyber Analytics?

September 25, 2014 Click here to download the infographic.

Ready for Cyber Analytics?

September 24, 2014 The Department of Defense is shifting the cyber defense paradigm from a strategy characterized by static, labor intensive risk assessments to a more dynamic posture relying on big data analytics to continuously monitor its networks for potential threats. Defense leaders see this as a vast improvement, but questions remain whether ...

Why U.S. Drone Policy Foreshadows the Defense Reform Challenge Ahead

September 17, 2014 It’s no secret that there's much to be desired in the way the Department of Defense acquires the technologies and weapon systems required to underpin global security. An endless requirements process, special interest politics, and an oligopolistic defense industry culminate in inflated costs and difficulties harnessing disruptive technologies for U.S. ...

What's the One Thing Cyber Hawks and Privacy Advocates Can Agree On?

September 2, 2014 In a June 2014 study, Government Business Council asked 318 federal officials to list the top mobile security threats facing their agency. Perhaps unsurprisingly at the time, wireless network vulnerabilities ranked low on their lists, well behind behind malware, unsecured mobile applications, and human error. Nevertheless, recent revelations that U.S. ...

Bringing Your Agency's IT Out of the Shadows

August 28, 2014 Facing mounting pressure to achieve mission objectives despite poorly-performing network infrastructure, surprising numbers of federal employees are turning to cloud-based "shadow IT" applications. While it may seem harmless, shadow IT puts federal agencies at greater risk of unauthorized access to secure data while limiting their ability to accurately budget IT ...