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Murphy appoints Rein chief technology officer

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Gov. Phil Murphy has named Christopher Rein as New Jersey’s chief technology officer, overseeing the Office of Information Technology’s 600-plus employees.

Rein will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic policies, information security standards and requirements for all state departments and agencies.

Murphy has equated the strength of New Jersey’s economy with innovation.

Rein is a former deputy director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, where he served as the state's deputy chief information security officer. Rein has 37 years of experience in developing, integrating and managing software as well as holding leadership roles with large and complex information technology projects.

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David Hutter

David Hutter

David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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