New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that Dave Cole will serve as the state’s new chief innovation officer. In this role, Cole will lead the New Jersey Office of Innovation, with the goal of driving innovation in the state, as well as improving the design and delivery of policies and services to the state’s residents, businesses, and institutions.

In a bid to address the state’s growing flood risks due to climate change, New Jersey has rolled out new and enhanced tools and technologies designed to provide prospective homebuyers and renters with information they need to make better informed decisions on where to live and how to protect their property from flood damage.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed new legislation that protects consumer privacy by requiring notifications to consumers of collection and disclosure of personal data by certain entities, including internet websites and online service providers.

With a new executive order (EO), New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has created an Artificial Intelligence Task Force, which is tasked with studying emerging AI technologies. The governor’s office noted that the task force will be responsible for analyzing the potential impacts of AI on society as well as preparing recommendations to identify government actions encouraging the ethical use of AI technologies.

In honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility earlier this month, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of a new transgender information hub, Transgender.NJ.gov.

Cybersecurity

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed new legislation that will require state agencies and government contractors to report cybersecurity incidents to the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) within 72 hours of an incident.

Running the different systems within the state of New Jersey’s Judiciary is like a spaghetti system that encompasses many different networks and users. Yet with the help of Zscaler, Jack McCarthy, CIO for the state of New Jersey Judiciary, was able to overcome these challenges.

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