Liza Lowery Massey

Liza Lowery Massey served as a public-sector IT executive for nearly 20 years, including as CIO of Los Angeles. She then established the CIO Collaborative to provide public-sector research, benchmarking and consulting services. She also teaches at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
July 22, 2010

IT Leadership: Art or Science? (Opinion)

Hard and soft skills are required for public-sector IT leadership.

June 14, 2010

Poor Project Management Dooms Many IT Projects (Opinion)

Organizations need practical application of fundamental project management principles.

April 27, 2010

Procurement Often Pits Bureaucracy Against Best Practice (Opinion)

Abandoning tried-and-true procurement practices in the name of efficiency can cause more harm than good.

January 25, 2010

CIOs: Do You Have a Strategy to Remain Relevant? (Opinion)

Even public CIOs aren't immune to downsizing and layoffs.

January 13, 2010

CIOs and Vendors: A Complex Relationship (Opinion)

When a vendor calls, do you talk or run for cover?

August 27, 2009

Despite Wikis and Other Web 2.0 Tools, Government Collaboration Is Still Slow to Catch On

Public CIOs struggle to make government agency collaboration a reality.

July 17, 2009

Firing a Public CIO for Telling the Truth Sets a Bad Precedent at Many Levels (Opinion)

Virginia CIO Lem Stewart's firing seems to be punishment for spotlighting problems with the state's contract with Northrop Grumman.

May 26, 2009

Cloud Computing: CIOs Should Consider its Benefits (Opinion)

Cloud computing offers resources for software computing power, infrastructure and storage.

April 13, 2009

Telework, Telemeetings Gain Popularity in Government (Opinion)

CIOs have adjustments to make as more employees work remotely.

February 19, 2009

CIOs Struggle to Find the Right Role for IT in Government

IT departments must conserve resources and time during recession.

December 22, 2008

CIOs: 10 Steps to Mobile Work Force Control

Security for mobile devices a must.

November 9, 2008

Balancing Strategy With Tactics Isn't Easy for CIOs

CIOs juggle tactical operations and strategy.

September 23, 2008

IT Strategic Planning: Understand Where Your Customers Are Headed

Aligning agency plans and needs.

June 25, 2008

IT Transformation: CIOs Must Address Roadblocks to Change

Lack of unifying purpose haunts IT transformation in government.

April 13, 2008

IT Governance is Crucial to Success of CIOs

Effective governance reduces turf battles and promotes cooperation.

January 2, 2008

What's a Girl to Do?

The four myths of being a female in a male-dominated profession.

July 17, 2007

What's a Girl to Do?

The four myths of being a female in a male-dominated profession.

July 9, 2007

CIO as Superhero?

Sometimes Superman and Wonder Woman could use some help. It's the same with CIOs.