Your Role

Welcome to the DHS (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) Idea Community. This online forum gives you the opportunity to make your voice heard by contributing your ideas and interacting with other interested citizens and stakeholders. You can subscribe to campaigns, submit ideas for particular challenges, comment on other people's ideas, and vote on the ideas that you think are the best. Department strategists will moderate and contribute to discussions as well.

PUBLIC NOTICE: DHS is currently in the process of updating and relaunching the DHS Idea Community. As part of this effort, all previous ideas submitted to the community will be archived and removed prior to the relaunch.

Active Campaigns

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Election Security

Elections play a vital role in a free and fair society and are a cornerstone of American democracy. We recognize the fundamental link between the trust in election infrastructure and the confidence the American public places in basic democratic function. A secure and resilient electoral process is a vital national interest and one of our highest prioritie...

Number of Ideas: 60
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The Department of Homeland Security is committed to providing accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to individuals with disabilities, including members of the public and federal employees, by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In addition, the Department is also committed to ensuring...

Number of Ideas: 10
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Academic Engagement

DHS maintains numerous relationships with members of the academic community and directly engages with school administrators, faculty, and students on a range of issues. For more information on what DHS is doing with academic engagement, visit our topic page on Please feel free to browse the ideas posted below. You can comment on ideas and vote f...

Number of Ideas: 28
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Border Security

Protecting our borders from the illegal movement of weapons, drugs, contraband, and people, while promoting lawful entry and exit, is essential to homeland security, economic prosperity, and national sovereignty. For more information on what DHS is doing with border security, visit our topic page on Please feel free to browse the ideas posted be...

Number of Ideas: 177
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Open Data

One of the main goals of DHS Open Data is to facilitate the release of DHS high-value datasets whenever possible. High-value datasets include data that: were previously not provided but increase accountability and responsiveness, increase public knowledge, further the core mission of DHS, create economic opportunity or respond to identified needs or deman...

Number of Ideas: 49

Your Privacy is Important to Us

Information posted on this IdeaScale page is available to the individual posting and to all users viewing the public-facing side of the account. To protect the privacy of all, do not include your full name, phone number, email address, social security number, case numbers or any other sensitive PII in your comments or responses. Click here to read our full privacy policy.


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