2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

System Infraction contaminants environment

Create sanctions to countries that do not comply with the Paris Treaty 2015 and are responsible for not implementing radioactive contaminant detection systems at airports and airlines that transport passengers from the country of origin to the United States.

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School Active Threat

School Lock-Down: Shelter in place or Run-Hide-Fight? When a school goes into Lock-Down, some people consider the shelter in place procedures (as the name implies) while others decide the Run-Hide-Fight options based protocol is more appropriate. Since there are several definitions of the term Lock-Down, confusion may be reduced by standardizing the response terms and procedures. There are three responses which address ...more »

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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

How to Combat the Drug Crisis

Obviously this country is facing a huge drug crisis. A majority of he drugs are being brought in from outside our boarders. By increasing boarder patrol agents along the north and south boarder this will help combat drug smugglers. Although hiring more BP agents will help the drug problem DHS should have a lot more K-9 dogs to asset BP in searching for drugs along the north and south boarder and at sea and airports. Having ...more »

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DHS-NTAS/PSIR – The proposed DHS-NTAS Enhanced Intelligence Collection Program

Extend the capacity of the NTAS system by giving more intelligence to pre-screened resident that wants to make the difference. The size of the country and associated problem of home grown terrorism make is very hard for DHS to cover it all. The call for “See something, say something” is the proof of it. To make more efficient the subtle work of involved resident for the security of their local community, they need ...more »

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Phishing Scams

A Phishing scam is an attempt to gain access to sensitive information. This is mostly done through emails. Because this is a big problem DHS should try to combat it by educating the public on how to recognize they an attempt to scam them has been made and what to do if they believe they are a potential victim of being scammed. Another way to help combat phishing scams would be to mandate email traffic. Implementing ...more »

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Public education

Remove from adversaries the real strength behind a dirty bomb which is public fear. The public fear of radioactivity is due to a lack of knowledge regarding radiation safety and risk. By educating the public through various media campaigns to provide basic knowledge such that they can respect rather than fear nuclear science and technology, the impact from a dirty bomb would be limited only to public safety which in general ...more »

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Bioterrorism -Blood Banks

It is important not only to be reactive to terrorist strategies but proactive in strategies needed to prevent a future terrorist attack. Blood banks are a vulnerable sector to bioterrorism as potential terrorism can find employment as nurses and act maliciously on blood samples in order to prevent the life saving of thousands of needy patients. "Blood terrorism" can becone a potential future threat. Can we have a way ...more »

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Tighter Border Security

We all want to make it even more difficult for any ISIS or al-Qaeda member to gain U.S. entry. Here are a list of proposals: Land entry: - Travellers with Secondary SSSS screening shall be randomly selected for polygraph screening. It is quite difficult for any malicious traveller to hide their screening - The ability of U.S Custom authorities to not only download pardoned criminal records from the CPIC Canadian Police ...more »

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Terrorism as a Public Health Issue

There is an increasing awareness that violence is transmitted in a very similar way to how viral contagions like Ebola or Aids spread, and also significant evidence that it can be treated in the same way that we would address a viral outbreak. We should extend that research and apply it to terrorism by enlisting the CDC to work with Homeland Security and other agencies to consider ways we can change the perspectives ...more »

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New Tool to Differentiate Human Trafficking from Prostitution

(Application of support tools useful for DHS identification of illegal immigrant women trapped in human trafficking scenarios in the U.S., if found during a raid) PURPOSE: The purpose of this topic is to assist DHS, Law Enforcement and others to differentiate between Prostitution and Human Trafficking, by introducing a New Official Screening Tool. - TIMING: During immigration enforcement DHS and other Agencies will ...more »

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Preventing Laptop Bombs on Planes

As we note laptops cannot go into cargo as a battery fire will quickly move to other laptops stored. However ,a cart ( very similar to the food cart that moves through the plane ) containing steel shelving can store each individual laptop. Each laptop put into a fireproof steel laced bag. The cart sits at the entry point for passengers going onto the plane( ticket desk) . One must when getting their seat also reserve ...more »

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Citizen Cyber Army

First, cyber security needs constant updating so Intelligence Agency sites that want NO CONTACT eliminate the good citizen analyst and agencies that want contact but not conversation eliminate future good citizen analysis. "We don't want your response" and "We will not respond to your response." are putting limits on your automatic analysis of relevant metadata. Finally, arming citizens with cyber weapons to strike adversaries ...more »

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