Showing 36 ideas for tag "security"

Department of Agriculture

Now Adopt These Ideas

There are plenty of "what to do" and "how to do it" ideas.
Had the big ticket items of the 2009 SAVE and 2010 SAVE campaigns been implemented, or if the current 2011 SAVE ideas were used immediately to lower spending and inefficiencies -- today's debt ceiling debate would not be needed. It is no longer a question of 'what' or 'how', but a need to know that the 'when' is past due -- act now and don't stop selecting ideas... more »

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Department of Defense

Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy

One of the most significant issues when developing or acquiring new IT technologies is inconsistent and inadequate cybersecurity measure’s to meet Government IT requirements. In most cases, security is often overlooked, or not considered until much later in the process. By not addressing security early and often throughout the lifecycle, it can pose significant risk to Servicemembers, the DOD, National Security, cause... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Allow civilian employees to carry weapons

Allowing civilian employees to carry weapons into the federal facility that they work (assuming they can legally carry a weapon in the jurisdiction in which the federal facility is located) in would result in significant savings for security and would significantly reduce the likelihood of a successful 'active shooter' style attack on those facilities. Any security guards in place could focus on visitors to the facility... more »

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Department of Defense

Joint Information Assurance Branch

Create an Information Assurance Branch under OMB for all accreditation efforts and standards. One method will help save trillions of dollars across all agencies. Certification and Accreditation is mandatory for all DoD systems, but yet we waist billions of $$$$s accrediting the same system in different agencies because one agency wants a bigger, fancier or different color system than another. I say make a branch under... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Allow TSA to Accept e-Tickets at the Security Checkpoint

Why do we all need paper tickets at the airport? All they do at the gate is scan a barcode and let you keep the darn things anyway! What a waste! Why not save everyone some money and just show our smartphones or iPads w/ a copy of our e-Ticket at the TSA checkpoint and at the gate. It's not like paper tickets have some huge security benefit...

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Department of Homeland Security

Increased Border Security Cost-Effectively

Using current technology and web based systems (instant messaging, groupwise, webcams) set up a site for .gov email staff such as Tower Officers in federal prisons to sign-in to the system, select assigned webcams of border security cameras, and report activity to the Border Patrol via an instant messanger.

(1) Border security would be greatly enhanced.
(2) Tower Officers at federal prisons would be providing... more »

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Department of the Treasury

Consolidate Law Enforcement and Security to Treasury

Currently Treasury components such as the Mint, BEP, FinCen, IRS and others have separate enforcement and security functions. It would be better create a Treasury Law Enforcement and Security arm to standardize equipment, training and policy; consolidate patrols; and use economy of scale thinking to reduce costs and achieve better efficiency with implementation of security measures.

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Department of Energy

Badges

When Federal employees transfer to other agencies within the Federal government, why can't their HSPD12 badge be updated to reflect their new agency the day they report to their new job by the security office in their new agency instead of having to send Federal employees to get another set of fingerprints/pictures and other badge/security related information---can't agencies share this type of information and make the... more »

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Department of Defense

Desert is where sun shines and wind blows; why burn diesel?

When I deployed to the Middle East, I found large fields of nasty diesel electric generators powering our base (and many, many air conditioners) spewing out God-knows-what while requiring a constant supply of fuel. Fuel delivery costs loads more than stateside, because of security measures. However, the desert has an abundance of both wind and sunlight.
The cost scale most certainly will tip toward the renewables when... more »

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Legislative Branch

Centralize Security Clearance Process

When each government entity has it's own clearance process, there is significant redundant use of resources that could be eliminated by centralizing the process for less sensitive positions (e.g. IT, administrative). For example, over the past few years, I've had to go through 3 clearance processes working for different branches of the government. They all wanted the same information and the work to be performed was... more »

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Department of Commerce

Advance Security Clearance

While some attempts are made to ensure security clearance before an employee starts a new job, more can be done. I am a new employee who has been on the job for a few weeks. Although I accepted the offer several months ago, I am still waiting to get access to a secure computer server used to do essential work. As a result, my productivity in these first several weeks has been substantially limited.

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Department of Education

Locate more federal research positions at American universities

A large number of federal research positions are located at national labs. National labs have a higher billing rate than most universities. (An example would be a 100 - 200% billing rate at a national lab vs. 50 - 75% at a university.) Locating the researchers at an American university will also allow students better opportunities to work with the agencies they wish to work for after graduation.

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Social Security Administration

Combine Federal Data Centers into one Data Powerhouse

Combine all the federal agencies data under one roof. Build a data powerhouse a state-of-the-art facility that provides secure data processing services to federal agencies. The data powerhouse manages mainframe and server operations, monitors the wide area network and provides key service desk, technical support and disaster recovery services for many of the federal governments mission-critical applications.
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration

FDCC/USGCB/CIS-configured operating systems from factory

Per the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), federal information systems must be hardened according to security configuration standards such as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC), the U.S. Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks.

Government (and contractor) IT shops spend countless hours configuring new and existing systems to ensure... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Secure the border...

Secure the border by vigorously enforcing current immigration laws and addressing the reasons why people illegally come to the U.S. (jobs and benefits).

CBP is fighting a losing battle to “secure the border” as long as ICE is free to pursue enforcement activities other than immigration and customs enforcement (which happens to be their name).

There should be no reason for ICE to investigate terrorist activities.
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