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NJOHSP Hosts Inaugural NJCCIC Cyber Symposium

NJOHSP Hosts Inaugural NJCCIC Cyber Symposium

FREEHOLD, NJ — On March 20, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), through its New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), hosted the first NJCCIC Cyber Symposium at the Event Center at iPlay America in Freehold. The event brought together over 300 members of public-sector organizations, including state, county, and municipal governments and authorities, as well as K-12 and higher education institutions.

NJOHSP Accepting Applications for Summer Interns

NJOHSP Accepting Applications for Summer Interns

HAMILTON, NJ­ — Students in search of a rewarding experience this summer are encouraged to become valued members of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) through the Office’s Internship Program. Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing projects while learning from some of the top homeland security professionals.

Governor Murphy Encourages New Jersey High School and College Students to Join Innovative Cybersecurity Competitions

Governor Murphy Encourages New Jersey High School and College Students to Join Innovative Cybersecurity Competitions

TRENTON, NJ — On February 19, Governor Philip D. Murphy encouraged young women in New Jersey’s high schools to take advantage of an opportunity to explore their aptitude for cybersecurity and computer science by trying to solve the challenges of the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program. Previous knowledge and experience in information technology or cybersecurity are not needed to participate. A computer and internet connection are the only requirements to take part in this program, which comes at no cost for schools and students.

NJOHSP Releases 2019 Terrorism Threat Assessment

NJOHSP Releases 2019 Terrorism Threat Assessment

HAMILTON, NJ ­— Director Jared M. Maples of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) unveiled the 2019 Terrorism Threat Assessment detailing the threat landscape throughout the State. The assessment provides information regarding the activity of homegrown violent extremists (HVEs), domestic terrorists, and international terrorists, as well as cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats to first responders.

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.