New Jersey Governor-elect Phil Murphy has selected another member of his cabinet.
Murphy is appointing Jared Maples to lead the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. He’s been Acting Director since June.
Maples spent more than a decade in various leadership roles at the CIA and the U.S. Department of Defense.
He’ll continue to serve as the governor’s Homeland Security Advisor and coordinate the state’s counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness efforts.
Murphy says the state needs a seasoned homeland security official who has the experience to ensure prompt action and coordination in the face of threats to ensure the security of residents.