Rutgers alumni rank among top 100 figures in NJ politics

With a close to the 2017 political election season, PolitickerNJ and InsiderNJ released their power lists to rank who has the most momentum among New Jersey politicians and several people ranked were Rutgers alumni. Both the PolitickerNJ Power List and InsiderNJ 100 Power aim to give readers a sense of who are the top party […]

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New Jersey state agencies face challenges as advocates seek era of open government data, Rutgers report finds

(originally posted by Rutgers Today/Rutgers Media Relations) Meeting the public’s demand for open government data presents opportunities for elected and appointed officials, as well as many challenges, including associated costs and privacy issues, a Rutgers report finds. Forty representatives from academia, civic groups, media, municipal, county and state government and open government advocates participated in […]

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Christie announces state takeover of Atlantic City finances

Ultimately, whether its a takeover depends on nuances of the legislation, said Mark Pfeiffer, a former deputy director with the state Division of Local Government Services. Will the city council be consulted? Will the Local Finance Board act on the council’s behalf? What’s if there’s a disagreement? “The devil in this case is in the details,” […]

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Rutgers study finds local governments use outdated technology

But local government agencies and other organizations can become technologically proficient to understand and manage their technology risks, according to the Bloustein Local Government Research Center. As stated by the center, there are six interrelated categories of risk: cyber security, legal, operational, financial, “reputational” and societal. Marc Pfeiffer, assistant director and senior policy fellow at the center, […]

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Study: NJ localities poorly equipped to manage IT risk

Many of New Jersey’s local governments are ill equipped to safeguard against the risks inherent in managing their networks and working with citizens’ data, according to the results of a new report. The study, prepared by researchers at Rutgers University’s Bloustein Local Government Research Center and released late last month, reveals substantial problems with how many of […]

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Marc Pfeiffer recognized with AEA Wave Service Award

Marc H. Pfeiffer, Senior Policy Fellow and Assistant Director of the Bloustein Local Government Research Center, was recently recognized by the Association of Environmental Authorities with the 2015 Wave Service Award. The Association of Environmental Authorities of NJ bestows Wave Awards each year to recognize excellence in the public water, wastewater, recycling, and solid waste sectors […]

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