Chris Cornillie

Federal Market Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Chris Cornillie is a federal market analyst with Bloomberg Government. Prior to joining Bloomberg, he specialized in cybersecurity and information technology at Gartner, Atlantic Media, and the Aspen Institute. Chris has a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois.

Blog posts

Nat’l Lab: Help Us Bring Homegrown Anti-Malware Tool to Market

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have patented a cybersecurity technology that uses an innovative technique to detect cyber threats. Their goal: find an industry partner to bring it to the commercial market.

New Congress Promises More Scrutiny of Trump IT Agenda

Leading Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are promising greater scrutiny of the Trump administration and its policies when they take over the majority in the 116th Congress. One item on the agenda appears to be the president’s approach to federal technology modernization.

What IBM’s $34B Red Hat Deal Means for Federal IT

International Business Machines Corp. shook up the technology world Oct. 28 when it announced its $34 billion acquisition of open-source software leader Red Hat Inc. The deal – the largest in IBM’s 107-year history – has the potential to reshape the cloud computing market and could affect federal agencies’ plans for modernizing their IT infrastructure.

Pentagon ‘Rebel Alliance’ Uses Hacking to Find Cyber Skywalkers

The Defense Department’s digital team is launching a series of new hacking-centric initiatives in the hopes of recruiting skilled cybersecurity professionals – from both outside the Pentagon and among its active-duty members.

HHS to Deploy Blockchain Tool by Thanksgiving, Official Says

A Department of Health and Human Services pilot program that uses blockchain and machine learning to streamline the way it buys products and services is yielding positive initial results, according to HHS Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary Jose L. Arrieta.

SSA Seeks Small-Business IT to Support Aging ‘Boomers’

As more “Baby Boomers” leave the workforce, the Social Security Administration is seeking small IT vendors to support one of the nation’s largest social welfare programs.

SSA posted a request for proposal for a five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract known as Enterprise Small Business IT Support Services, or ESBITSS, on Oct. 4. The contract will support the modernization of the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance program, which provides financial assistance to elderly, blind, or disabled adults, and disadvantaged children.

Cyber Skills Gap Compounds Pentagon’s Weapons Security Woes

Many of the Defense Department’s most complex and expensive weapons systems may suffer from critical software vulnerabilities, according to an Oct. 9 report from the Government Accountability Office. A governmentwide shortage of cybersecurity professionals has only exacerbated the problem.

Commerce Agencies Push for Light-Touch Approach to Data Privacy

With many Americans troubled by reports of widespread misuse of consumer data and social media manipulation, two Commerce Department agencies are leading efforts to restore trust in online services.

Three Takeaways from Trump’s ‘Cloud Smart’ Strategy

The Trump administration on Sept. 24 unveiled its federal cloud computing strategy, dubbed “Cloud Smart,” the long-awaited sequel to the Obama administration’s “Cloud First” strategy, issued in 2010.

Amazon’s Marketplace Tops Government’s, Air Force Official Says

The United States Air Force and Amazon.com Inc. have joined forces on an e-commerce pilot program that may preview a governmentwide initiative to be unveiled over the next few years.