ASSEMBLY, No. 3546
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
INTRODUCED MARCH 5, 2018
Assemblyman RAJ MUKHERJI
District 33 (Hudson)
Assemblywoman ANNETTE CHAPARRO
District 33 (Hudson)
Assemblyman NICHOLAS CHIARAVALLOTI
District 31 (Hudson)
Assemblyman Calabrese, Assemblywomen Murphy, Pinkin, Assemblyman Conaway, Assemblywomen McKnight, Quijano, Lopez, Vainieri Huttle, Assemblymen Karabinchak and Benson
Directs New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, Office of Information Technology, and New Jersey Big Data Alliance to develop advanced cyberinfrastructure strategic plan.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As amended by the General Assembly on October 29, 2018.
An Act directing the 3[Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute] New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell3, 3the3 Office of Information Technology, and the New Jersey Big Data Alliance to develop an advanced cyberinfrastructure strategic plan1[,] and1 supplementing Title 52 of the Revised Statutes 1[and making an appropriation]1.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. The 3[Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute] New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell, established pursuant to Executive Order No. 178 of 2015 within the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness3, 2the2 Office of Information Technology, and the New Jersey Big Data Alliance shall coordinate to establish an advanced cyberinfrastructure strategic plan for the State, which shall include, but not be limited to: (1) assessing the State’s cyberinfrastructure, public and privately-owned, including, high performance computing, data storage systems, advanced instrumentation, data center facilities, visualization environments, the human expertise necessary to operate the cyberinfrastructure, and the software and advanced networks that link these resources together; (2) creating a roadmap for implementing advanced cyberinfrastructure improvements throughout the State, which shall include, but not be limited to the development of a shared data cloud that integrates data infrastructure, hosted data and data analytics, and the development of a high speed network infrastructure. The shared data cloud shall host an open data repository to address big data challenges and catalyze collaborations between academia, industry, and government; (3) recommending implementation strategies and policies for improving the State’s cyberinfrastructure to promote economic development in this State; (4) identifying the benefits and the essential applications of cyberinfrastructure; (5) recommending workforce development strategies to ensure that the necessary human expertise is in place; 2[and]2 (6) identifying the means of using advanced cyberinfrastructure to drive economic development and facilitate the creation of public-private partnerships 2; and (7) identifying cybersecurity risk mitigation strategies to help ensure public safety and privacy controls are comprehensively integrated into the State's cyberinfrastructure2.
b. The 3[Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute] New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell3, Office of Information Technology, and the New Jersey Big Data Alliance shall submit the advanced cyberinfrastructure strategic plan to the Governor, pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1991, c.164 (C.52:14-19.1), and to the Legislature no later than one year following the effective date of P.L. , c. (C. ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill).
c. As used in this section:
“Big data” means high volume information assets, high velocity information assets, high variety information assets, or all three, that require new forms of processing to enable enhanced decision making, insight discovery, and process optimization.
The term “cyberinfrastructure” includes, but is not limited to, data networks, computational facilities, computing resources, large data sets, specialized software applications, information technology usage improvements, and the human expertise necessary to develop and manage such resources.
“New Jersey Big Data Alliance” means 2[a] the2 consortium 2designated as the State's advanced cyberinfrastructure consortium pursuant to section 1 of P.L.2014, c.33 (C.52:17C-3.4), and, as of the effective date of P.L. , c. (C. ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill),2 consisting of 2the following institutions and academically oriented organizations:2 Rutgers, the State University 3of New Jersey3 2[,] ;2 Princeton University 2[,] ;2 New Jersey Institute of Technology 2[,] ;2 Rowan University 2; The College of New Jersey; Felician University; New Jersey City University; Ramapo College of New Jersey; Rider University; Saint Peter’s University; Seton Hall University;2 Stockton University 2[,] ;2 Kean University 2[,] ;2 Montclair State University 2[, and] ;2 the Stevens Institute of Technology 2[for the purpose of encouraging State government, academia, and industry to address, in a strategic and coordinated manner, the significant and immediate challenges posed by the proliferation of big data sources and the resultant deluge of digital data] ; William Paterson University of New Jersey; and the nonprofit organization and technology services provider NJEdge2.
1[2. There shall be appropriated from the General Fund to the Rutgers Discovery Informatics Institute $150,000 for the fiscal year commencing July 1, 2017 to carry out the purposes of section 1 of P.L. , c. (C. ) (pending before the Legislature as this bill).]1
1[3.] 2.1 This act shall take effect immediately.