Showing 13 ideas for tag "homeland security"

Department of the Interior

Enhancing Security: Protecting Children in Indian Country

The PAC Program is an innovative online approach to physical security that enables DOI’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (OHSES) to effectively pre-assess the security of federal facilities while reducing burden to the government, staff and tribal community.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) oversees 6,953 facilities. Of these, 4,502 serve the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) including 187 schools... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

5S (methodology)

I believe that all government agencies can become more efficient by learning from the private sector. Before joining the TSA I worked in quality control for the semiconductor industry. At the company I worked we always found ourselves coming up short of our sister plant in Japan. The Japanese plants had better product yields, worker productivity, and even better safety records.
After a lot of research we learned they... more »

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Legislative Branch

Skill Database for Agencies

My idea is to create an Government skill and/or Project database for use for internal agencey projects.

What problem are you trying to solve?
At any given moment each agency has over a hundred individual internal projects going on. To get these completed in most cases offices solely use talent within their office. I propose that we create either a talent pool database that associates skills with each divisions employee... more »

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Executive Office of the President

Eliminating duplicated police/security services

My idea is to bring all executive branch police and security functions at federal properties under the administrative, budgetary and operational control of one federal agency, such as the Federal Protective Service.
Many federal agencies use 0083 series police officers and 0085 series security guards. To name just a few; All branches of the DoD, DIA, FBI, NIST, BIA, USPS, NPS, and the Dept of the Treasury. The department... more »

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Department of Justice

Workforce Managemnt & Furloughs

((Please read this entire suggestion.))

In order to accomodate sound fiscal management with a true and measurable cost savings to the government and taxpayers, while respecting our workers, I suggest that as benefit to the government, employees should be able to donate 16 hours of annual leave per year to the government in lieu of an unpaid 40 hour furlough (should furloughs become neccessary).

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Legislative Branch

Naturalized Citizens Convicted of Terrorism Loose Citizenship

Lately there have been a number of naturalized citizens convicted of terrorist activities against the US. None of them have lost their citizenship. They and their immediate family (if naturalized) should be immediately stripped of US citizenship on conviction of involvement in terrorist related activities. Why should someone trying to destroy us remain a citizen? It should be a privelege not a right for someone not... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Increase Use of Working Dogs on Trains and Subway Systems

Use of working dogs on trains and subways will have a significant impact on security with minimal cost. It is not feasible to scan all travelers and their bags on trains/subways. Dogs could accomplish faster and more effectively with little impact on the traveler.

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Department of Homeland Security

Sworn Acknowledgement for DHS FEMA disaster assistance

Disaster relief is invaluable. Unfortunately, it brings along with those in need, those who willfully abuse and repeatedly "scam" the system. Why not eliminate-- where we can-- applicants who commit fraud because of ease or opportunity? Initial housing assistance after a disaster is generally around $2,000.00. The fraud comes in to play in the recertification of these awards where documents are submitted with little validation.... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate Citizenship Paper Certificates w/Plastic Card

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services currently issues very expensive Certificates of Citizenship and Certificates of United States Naturalization. They are printed by the Treasury Department's Engraving & Printing and then issued after vetting and a fee of approx. $600 dollars plus is paid to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Converting these certificates into plastic card identifiers would cost... more »

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Legislative Branch

Rethink Biometric Pilot Credential Program To Save Program Costs

Instead of developing a new stand alone "pilot biometric credential", and since legislation dictates one, why not consider using the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP's) Trusted Traveler Global Entry credential for this purpose.

Although not specifically tailored for pilots currently, the global entry card could easily accomodate "pilots" via unique data elements within existing IT infrastructure for greater... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Simplify templates for briefings and fact sheets

By having plain but professional templates for briefings and fact sheets, millions of dollars in ink would be saved. Some templates that are used are extremely intricate with lots of images and color. While this is aesthetically pleasing, it is not fiscally responsible as it is very costly to print the sometimes hundreds of copies that are used and passed out at meetings and conferences.

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Department of Homeland Security

Expand Use of Working Dogs at TSA Airport Checkpoints

Currently few if any TSA airport sites use working dogs. Instead of spending millions on technology that cannot find everything, start placing trained bomb sniffing dogs at all airports. At the same time train TSA personnel to watch for signs of people reacting nervously to the dogs. These individuals, and any the dogs alert on, could then be rapidly pulled aside for enhanced security inspections. Utilization of properly... more »

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