Six months in, state executives reflect on their pandemic response
Winners of StateScoop 50 Awards for GoldenGov: State Executive of the Year share how the pandemic has dramatically changed their operations and outlooks.
Texas and New Jersey IT leaders praise benefits of RPA
State IT officials share strategies for deploying process automation tools and the gains they’re achieving using RPA to improve service delivery.
NJ Transit tests crowdsourcing feature to reduce rail and bus congestion
The transit agency's mobile app now asks passengers to grade how crowded they think their trains or buses are as a way to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19.
New Jersey's unemployment system might get audited
Gov. Phil Murphy gained national attention this year when he asked for COBOL programmers to fix his unemployment mainframe. Now a bill is calling for the state auditor to explain how things fell apart.
From the CISO’s desk: building a stronger cybersecurity posture
The New Jersey Courts were prepared to pivot quickly when the coronavirus hit, thanks to efforts to build a comprehensive cybersecurity framework.
‘Build a coalition’ for election security, says New Jersey’s CISO
The need for actionable intelligence requires broad collaboration on election security, said New Jersey Chief Information Security Officer Michael Geraghty.
New Jersey's innovation office shares digital service lessons from the pandemic
The New Jersey Office of Innovation worked with the Beeck Center at Georgetown University to transform the state government into a digital-first operation.
Newark, New Jersey, technology chief Steve Emanuel to step down
After 18 months heading Newark's IT, the former statewide CIO will take a consulting position with CGI to assist state and local government agencies in New Jersey.
Pandemic telework broadened the target area for ransomware attacks, state officials say
Government cybersecurity efforts now need to account for workers' home networks and personal devices, state CISOs said.