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ADL Honors New Jersey Director of Homeland Security and Preparedness Jared Maples with 2018 ‘ADL Making a Difference Award’

ADL Honors New Jersey Director of Homeland Security and Preparedness Jared Maples with 2018 ‘ADL Making a Difference Award’

NEWARK, NJ­ — The New York/New Jersey Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced that it has honored the Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness with the 2018 ADL Making a Difference Award at its Annual New Jersey Securing Justice Awards Dinner, on Monday, December 17 in Newark.

NJOHSP Successfully Concludes JerseyNet Project Aimed At Assisting Those Who Save Others

NJOHSP Successfully Concludes JerseyNet Project Aimed At Assisting Those Who Save Others

HAMILTON, NJ­­ — The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is pleased to announce the effective completion of JerseyNet. JerseyNet was created as the nation’s first deployable wireless communications proof of concept for the First Responder Network Authority’s (FirstNet Authority) Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN).

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Proclamation Declaring October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy Signs Proclamation Declaring October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ­ — Governor Phil Murphy signed a proclamation on September 21 declaring October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month in New Jersey. Additionally, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) announced that it is participating in Cybersecurity Awareness Month and National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) throughout October.

NJOHSP Announces $39.4 Million in Federal Homeland Security Grant Funding

NJOHSP Announces $39.4 Million in Federal Homeland Security Grant Funding

TRENTON, NJ ­— On September 17, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) announced that it has been awarded a total of $39,427,930 in federal homeland security grant funding from the US Department of Homeland Security for the prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery of emerging security threats throughout the State.

New Jersey Announces $10.2 Million in Election Security Initiatives

New Jersey Announces $10.2 Million in Election Security Initiatives

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey has finalized a spending plan utilizing $10.2 million in federal and state election security funds. The plan will fund programs into 2023 and will address critical election infrastructure, such as cybersecurity, database improvements, and election auditing. The New Jersey Department of State, through its Division of Elections, and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, through its New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, released the following statement regarding the continued confidence in the security of the State's election systems.

Director Maples Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.

Director Maples Testifies Before Congressional Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications.

NEWARK, NJ — Jared Maples, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), spoke about New Jersey’s efforts in combatting school security during a hearing held by the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications on July 9 at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark.

Governor Murphy Names Christopher J. Rein as State’s New Chief Technology Officer

Governor Murphy Names Christopher J. Rein as State’s New Chief Technology Officer

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the appointment of Christopher J. Rein as New Jersey’s Chief Technology Officer. Rein will oversee the NJ Office of Information Technology (NJOIT) and its more than 600 employees. He will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic policies, information security standards and requirements for all State departments and agencies.

Sovereign Citizen Extremist Arrested After Fraudulent Liens Filed Against Public Officials

Sovereign Citizen Extremist Arrested After Fraudulent Liens Filed Against Public Officials

TRENTON, N.J. – Director Jared Maples, of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), along with Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal, announced that an Essex County man has been arrested for allegedly submitting two Uniform Commercial Code filings, which placed liens on the properties of four public officials in Irvington, N.J., totaling over $1.5 million.

Jersey City/Newark Urban Areas Security Initiative 2018 Full-Scale Multi-Disciplinary Exercise

TRENTON, N.J. Today, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), in conjunction with the Jersey City/Newark Urban Areas Security Initiative (USAI), the New Jersey State Police, and various municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, conducted a three-day, cross-state joint training exercise aimed at enhancing intelligence- and information-sharing between New Jersey and New York.

New Jersey Joins Partnership Promoting Cybersecurity Career Track for High School Females

New Jersey Joins Partnership Promoting Cybersecurity Career Track for High School Females

Governor Phil Murphy today announced that New Jersey is partnering with the SANS Institute in an initiative that provides high school girls with an opportunity to learn cybersecurity skills, discover their talents, and explore what a career in the field entails. High school girls in grades 9 through 12 or the home-school equivalent are invited to participate in the GirlsGoCyberStart challenge in which teams of up to four students will compete against others throughout New Jersey and the United States.   

NJOHSP and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Receive Over $1.7 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

NJOHSP and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Receive Over $1.7 Million to Accelerate Public Safety Communications Technologies

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) $1,701,657 for research and development aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. NJOHSP’s effort is a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory.  

Norcross, NJOHSP Stress Importance of Security Funding for Religious Organizations, Non-Profits at Community Meeting

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) and Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, stressed the importance of security enhancement funding for religious organizations and non-profit agencies at a community meeting.