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.
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.
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.
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.
TRENTON, N.J. – 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 reasserting continued confidence in the state’s election security measures.
WASHINGTON – The National Governors Association announced on March 7 that New Jersey is among six states selected to participate in a workshop to develop strategic action plans for implementation during public health emergencies.
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.
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.
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.
Trenton, NJ - Fulfilling his commitment to protect all New Jersey residents from both foreign and domestic threats, Governor Chris Christie today made $1 million in grants available for non-profit organizations and religious institutions determined to be at high risk of terrorist attack in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem, and Warren counties.
Governor Chris Christie today joined national and local officials, advocates and community leaders at the Kaplen JCC to show solidarity with New Jersey’s Jewish community following a recent increase in threats made against Jewish Community Centers throughout New Jersey and the country. Under the direction of Governor Christie, in coordination with Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino, the New Jersey State Police and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) have increased patrol efforts at houses of worship, faith-based institutions, community centers and cemeteries throughout the state.
As part of the Christie Administration's sixth annual Season of Service, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security Director of Policy and Planning Eric Tysarczyk, Director of Administration Jared Maples, and staff visited Oasis in Paterson where they served community luncheon meals to impoverished women and children from the Greater-Paterson area.
PATERSON, NJ – As a part of the Christie Administration's sixth annual Season of Service, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security Director Chris Rodriguez and staff visited Oasis in Paterson where they served Thanksgiving meals and distributed turkeys to impoverished women and children from the Greater-Paterson area.
WEST TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), through its New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), is constantly collaborating with federal, state and local authorities, as well as other third parties, on securing New Jersey’s voter registration and election systems
On behalf of our State, I would like to acknowledge and offer sympathies to the families of the 749 New Jersey residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. This number represents nearly one-quarter of all those who perished 15 years ago.
The Attorney General, the State’s new Chief Technology Officer, the Director of the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, the Director of the New Jersey Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Rutgers officials announced the statewide implementation of a new “Text-to-9-1-1” system and introduce a promotional video to drive home the important message of “Call When You Can… Text When You Can’t.”
WEST TRENTON, NJ – Director Chris Rodriguez today announced Mike Geraghty as the first Director of the New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC) located at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center.
TRENTON, NJ – The Christie Administration announced today that New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) has been awarded over $4.2 million for nonprofit organizations under the Jersey City/Newark Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), a 214-percent increase from 2015, and the second-highest total in the nation.