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Chris Cornillie

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.
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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Improving Patient Outcomes With Health Data Analytics

The cost of healthcare in the United States continues to rise. In 2015, costs are projected to have risen by 5.3 percent to a per capita cost of $9,965. The challenge is, how do federal, state, & local governments cut the growth of healthcare costs without sacrificing quality?

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Defense One National Security Survey: September 1, 2015

A new survey of 465 national security professionals suggests widespread doubts on the U.S.-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State and the Obama Administration's signature nuclear agreement with Iran.

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Inside Services Contracting

Perspectives from three government leaders on how agencies can use staff augmentation and shared services to maximize their needs for flexibility, cost, and operational control.

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A New Poll of Federal Employees Has Trump on Top, But for How Long?

Trump's polarizing image may give him a short leash among GOP voters, which could benefit other outsiders within the 2016 field.

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Chief Data Officers: Unlocking the Power of Big Data for Federal Agencies

How can federal agencies pivot from treating data as a by-product, to treating it as an asset to their operations? By implementing a comprehensive data management strategy and by asking the right questions.

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Government Executive 2016 Presidential Poll: August 13, 2015

Donald Trump leads the Republican primary field among federal employees, according to an independent Government Business Council / Government Executive poll released on August 13.

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Data Analytics: Fighting Fraud in State & Local Government

To outsmart even the most sophisticated forms of fraud, state and local government investigators are turning to data analytics to uncover clues they might have otherwise missed.

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Arkansas Shows the Nation the Value of Health Data Analytics

Facing a $140 million annual shortfall, the Arkansas Division of Medical Services was able to control rising healthcare costs through innovative reforms and with the help of health data analytics.

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The Path to Customer-Centric Service

Despite the Obama Administration's focus on getting federal customer service on par with the private sector, consumer surveys show agencies still lag behind. Read the GBC report to see how federal managers rate themselves.

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Modernizing Federal Customer Service

A survey of 410 federal employees shows that, without a more creative approach to integrating data across agencies, channels of communication, and touchpoints along the customer journey, federal customer service will continue to lag behind the private sector.

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Inside Federal Outsourcing

There's no need to tiptoe around outsourcing -- all federal agencies do it. The better question is, how can agencies do it in the most strategic way possible to meet their needs for cost savings, flexibility, scalability, and operational control?

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Nearly Seven in Ten Federal Executives Support Information Sharing

A March GBC poll finds that a broad majority of federal managers support measures to incentivize information sharing. But in terms of what the actual law should look like, the devil may be in the details.

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

More than two-thirds of federal managers say their agency's customer service quality is at least comparable to the private sector standard. Unfortunately, the public is less optimistic.

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Three Strategies to Improve the Citizen Experience

Citizen-centric strategies like broadening the use of performance management, integrating channels of communication, and building public trust can help agencies achieve their goal of revolutionizing federal customer service.

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

A survey of current Pentagon officials reveals serious supply chain deficiencies that could limit the U.S.'s ability to respond to global crises.

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A 360 Degree View of Defense Logistics

More than 85% of defense officials say that the Pentagon's logistics challenges are having an impact on the readiness of U.S. forces. What's causing them, and how can DoD fix them?

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

A November 2014 GBC survey found most federal managers believe their agency's IT procurement process is sufficiently competitive, but a closer look reveals that some procurement offices aren't always following the rules.

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The Competitive Landscape of Federal IT Procurement

Findings from a recent GBC survey indicate that misuse and abuse of federal acquisition regulations undermine the principle of vendor neutrality and the competitive landscape of federal IT procurement.

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Protecting Your Agency's Core Data with Hybrid Cloud

Despite past concerns with entrusting the cloud with sensitive data, federal CIOs are beginning to tap in to hybrid cloud's disaster recovery and backup capabilities.

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

Putting data in the hands of federal employees can help agencies translate government-wide mandates into meaningful savings and efficiency gains.