IT Centralization Review Among New Jersey Committee's Recommendations for New Governor
Members of the New Jersey Government Technology and Innovation Transition Advisory Committee found state infrastructure "outdated" but offered numerous ways to upgrade it and improve innovation.
Startups, Incubators, Accelerators: Thinking Big About Small Business
Huge tax incentives that were the hallmark of New Jersey's last gubernatorial administration have certainly not disappeared - as evidenced by the $5 billion that's been offered to Amazon to lure the mega-retailer to Newark. But now state officials are considering another approach to economic development, nurturing startup companies at the other end of the business…
Would a Tech Upgrade Make New Jersey Government More User-Friendly?
An app that would let New Jerseyans access state government services easily, a student loan forgiveness program for tech-related careers, and high-speed internet access throughout the state are just part of the future that a gubernatorial transition committee envisions for New Jersey. The Government Technology and Innovations Transition Advisory Committee report to Gov. Phil Murphy makes…
Op-Ed: There's an Affordable Path to Clean Energy for New Jersey
Sometimes, the way forward becomes incredibly clear. That's how I felt sitting in the audience as the New Jersey Conservation Foundation recently presented the findings of a research study it commissioned on how to dramatically increase New Jersey's use of clean, renewable energy - like wind and solar - to generate electricity. The…
As New Jersey Welcomes a New Governor, CTO David Weinstein Resigns
At noon on Tuesday, New Jersey will swear in Phil Murphy as its new governor. It means Gov. Chris Christie will depart and take his technology Cabinet with him. New Jersey Chief Technology Officer David Weinstein informed the state through an internal email last week he would resign effective Tuesday. With Murphy being a Democrat and Christie a Republican, a change in at the CTO position was expected. In an interview with StateScoop on Monday, Weinstein said his chief operating officer, Odysseus Marcopolus, will serve as an interim replacement. Colin Wood via StateScoop