Cindy Waxer

Contributing Writer


Cindy Waxer is a journalist whose articles have appeared in publications including The Economist, Fortune Small Business, CNNMoney.com, CIO and Computerworld.

August 14, 2013

Project Management Lessons from California’s Big IT projects

Major projects in state government can easily snowball in scope, schedule and budget.

April 16, 2013

Mobility Helps California Serve its Citizens

Using a powerful combination of mobile apps and geospatial data, the California Technology Agency hopes to encourage families and businesses to relocate to the state.

December 3, 2012

CIOs Inspired to Enter Public Service by Parents

CIOs reveal how their parents’ careers in public service influenced their professional choices.

July 27, 2011

How Governments Are Developing Better Performance Metrics

Effective metrics help government agencies meet citizens’ expectations and justify spending.

June 28, 2011

The Anatomy of an Effective Agreement for Staff Sharing

Honest communication, friendly power lunches and the right IT folks can make or break a successful cross-sourcing arrangement.

June 28, 2011

IT Jobs Saved in Local Governments Thanks to Staff Sharing

Municipal governments in North Carolina ‘loan’ employees to one another rather than lay them off.

February 11, 2011

CIOs Struggle With Social Media’s Security Risks

Facebook and other social networking sites help agencies interact with citizens but also present security threats.

December 8, 2010

California Federated Data Center Aims to Save Money, Resources

California hopes its Tier III Federated Data Center will spur consolidation and savings.

December 1, 2010

The Pros and Cons of Open Source Software and Cloud Computing for Government

As agencies adopt cloud computing and open source software, questions abound about how these hot technology trends are destined to intersect.