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Hardening the national electric grid against EMP

I frequently hear that the electrical grid is very vulnerable to EMP from a high altitude nuclear explosion. The consequences of such an attack are usually described as being catastrophic or apocalyptic since virtually every aspect of our civilization depends on the electricity supply and such an attack would supposedly take out the electric supply for a long time: months. Does our HS planning include hardening the electric ...more »

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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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The Electronic Wall

The Electronic Wall Rather than replicate The Great Wall of China along our southern border by constructing a physical barrier, let’s consider an Electronic Wall that will be cheaper, faster to construct, and more effective than any physical barrier. The technology already exists for creating an electronic wall. This is what its design might look like: The highest level would be a live satellite view of the border area. ...more »

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Long-term thinking about deportations

I'm thinking that the deportation policies should be looked at in terms of long-term impact. When illegal immigrants with U.S. citizen kids get deported, the kids suffer--either they leave with the parents and are alienated there (they've assimilated to U.S. life and might not get help adjusting to the language & culture), or they stay in the U.S., minus a mom &/or dad. (I can't even imagine if I were separated from my ...more »

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Require Certain Visa Holders to Pay Deposits Before Granting Entry

Most illegal immigrants in America have arrived in our nation legally, holding valid visas that they overstayed. Given this fact, it is in our national interest to look beyond enhanced border security by giving legitimate travelers an incentive to leave before their visas expire. In doing so, however, we also want to continue encouraging travel to the United States by foreigners who wish to abide by our immigration laws. ...more »

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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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Revisit VIPTFRs

VIP Temporary Flight Restrictions were instituted in response to the 911 Terrorist Attack to provide additional protection to the President and other VIPS when traveling by air. While such VIPTFRs have historically been a minor inconvenience they have become a huge economic burden to the aviation community in West Palm Beach due to President Trump's frequent visits to the area. In his first 100 days in office he was in ...more »

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Cyber security and critical infrastructure

The relationship between the protection of our information systems and critical infrastructure security.

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School Safety

School Lock-Down: shelter in place or Run-Hide-Fight?

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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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