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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.

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.

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed new legislation that will incentivize public school STEM teachers to participate in an existing grant program, as well as ensure that nonpublic school students have access to STEM education.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the state will release a total of $400 million in capital facilities grant funding in a joint solicitation of four revolving bond programs to support New Jersey’s higher education system and students. 

As the state has shifted to distanced and hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Department of Education announced it has closed the K-12 digital divide by using roughly $60 million in Federal funding.

Dave Weinstein, who became New Jersey’s first chief technology officer (CTO) in June 2016, confirmed he would resign today when incoming Gov. Phil Murphy takes his oath of office.

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