SCI: N.J. allowed one firm to dominate lucrative online tax lien auctions

TRENTON -- A single vendor has monopolized New Jersey's "valuable" municipal online tax lien auction business for years and was allowed to write rules that restricted competition for the work, the State Commission of Investigation asserted in a report released Tuesday. The SCI report said the program suffers from "weak or nonexistent" oversight from the state.…

New Jersey Takes Consolidated, Fusion Center-Style Approach to Cybersecurity

In post-9/11 America, states have accepted more responsibility in protecting their citizens. And as the firm grip of technology tightens around our daily lives and the most basic operations of government, one state is stepping up to the proverbial plate as a leader in the cybersecurity field.

A New Model for Innovation, Even in the Smallest School Districts

In this new digital ecosystem, the connection between technology, innovation, and ultimately student success is dependent on the ability to create, produce, and implement programs that support the needs of the 54.8 million students in the United States.

How Pearson plans to avoid another PARCC exam crash

Inside Pearson's command center NJ Advance Media received a rare tour of Pearson's command center one day before the company's PARCC exams crashed in New Jersey. IOWA CITY -- Everything appeared to be running smoothly Tuesday morning inside the testing command center of Pearson, the world's largest education company. At the sprawling facility here on the…

Law requring N.J. police cars to have cameras is unconstitutional, council rules

TRENTON -- A New Jersey law requiring all new police vehicles be equipped with mobile camera systems has been struck down after a state panel found it created an unconstitutional financial burden on local governments. The Council on Local Mandates -- a little-known body that reviews laws to make sure they're in line with the state…

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