Black Girls Rock! 100 teens attend computer science summit


NEWARK -- About 100 teens attended a Saturday morning event in Newark, which sought to get black girls to embrace coding and computer science, no matter what profession they plan to enter. Initially, the young women shouted out different terms when asked who they think of as a "computer scientist." "White!" "Boy!" "Asian!" But the speakers…

How a Rutgers Math Professor is Using Numbers to Fight the War on Terror

Call him a code breaker. Fred S. Roberts looks like a 72-year-old college professor, which is no surprise. He holds a doctorate in mathematics from Stanford, and his fourth-floor office at Rutgers University is a jumble of stacked papers and large whiteboards displaying complicated formulas scrawled out in red and green dry-erase markers. His desk, if…

Computer problems at N.J. MVC halt driver license, ID services

TRENTON -- New Jersey motorists visiting the state's Motor Vehicle Commission offices on Tuesday are having to wait longer than usual because of computer woes. The MVC's driver's licensing and non-driver ID transaction systems are experiencing problems statewide, according to a spokesman. Other services, including registration and titling, are still available. An alert on the commission's…

New Jersey CIO Steve Emanuel Heads to Private Sector

CIO Steve Emanuel has held the top IT spot in New Jersey for the last five years, but on April 8, he will move on.Emanuel, who is no stranger to the ins and outs of state and local government, said the upcoming state elections and emerging opportunities had him considering how to make a controlled departure from government.

N.J. ranks high in close calls between drones and commercial airlines


WASHINGTON -- More than two dozen drones were spotted in the skies over New Jersey where they weren't supposed to be, including some flying close to commercial airliners, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday. The 27 drone reports in the Garden State was the fifth most, according to the FAA, which received 582 reports from pilots,…

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