Have Office Parks Become Obsolete?

The same demographic trends threatening New Jersey’s malls have left the state with dozens of abandoned office parks—sometimes referred to as “gray fields”—and countless vacancies in suburban office buildings. Lately, however, technology has changed the workplace again. “In 2007, the iPhone was introduced, heralding the smartphone era and providing mobility for workers,” says James Hughes, […]

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Bloustein Local helps NJ local governments manage cyber risks

Any organization with an online presence, or any individual who is online, is constantly threatened by cyber-attacks perpetrated by criminals trying to steal information that can be sold. New Jersey municipal governments are no exception, and the Bloustein Local Government Research Center at Rutgers University has been assisting New Jersey’s local governments as they look to improve their technological […]

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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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Rutgers study finds local governments use outdated technology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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N.J. seeks a way to recover its innovation sector

“We are not talking about a disaster movie here,” said Carl Van Horn, director for the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University, who is a member of the New Start New Jersey advisory board. “But we are talking about something that needs serious attention.” Profound changes in the economy since the […]

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Register Today: Is There a STEM Worker Shortage? March 12 in Washington, DC

Are more graduates and guestworkers needed? The ongoing debate about these issues, and congressional high-skill immigration proposals, will be discussed at the National Academies by some of the key researchers and policy analysts examining these issues. As Congress considers comprehensive immigration legislation, little attention has been focused upon the labor market impacts of the STEM guestworker […]

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Anthony Townsend to discuss smart cities at Bloustein School’s Catlin lecture, April 10

Dr. Anthony Townsend RC ’96 (Urban Studies), research director for the Technology Horizons Program at the Institute for the Future and senior research fellow at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management will present the Bloustein School’s 2014 Robert A. Catlin Memorial Lecture, “A New Civics for Smart Cities,” on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The […]

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