2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Correct Policies which encourage Fraud & Harm Victims/Witnesses/Informants

DHS must focus on correcting their current policies which encourage Fraud & Harm Victims/Witnesses/Informants. It must be a Strategy of DHS to focus on closing loopholes, which are created by their own inept policies. Such as: Require Evidence to meet Civil Rule of Procedures: Current policies allow for No Standards of Evidence within any immigration proceedings. The Administrative Procedures Act which governs immigration ...more »

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Prevent Employment Identity Theft

Imagine you get notified when someone applies for employment using your identity. This is similar to the credit bureaus' fraud alert. This enables you to be proactive before someone racks up a huge IRS bill and will help stop employment related identity theft. If someone gets ahold of your name, social security number, and date of birth, they will pass e-verify and could get a job as if they were you. They will work ...more »

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Hello! I'll be moderating this forum together with a few of my colleagues from the Office of Strategy. We are excited to invite your participation in our comprehensive strategy review. We conduct this review every four years, hence the name -- the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR). In the coming days and weeks, we will be posting in this space to solicit your input on issues of strategic significance to ...more »

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REVENUE GENERATING BORDER WALL

Tired of hearing how much the wall will cost? ME TOO!!! Turn this gripe completely around by making the wall pay for itself and then; continue to generate revenues and create jobs, in perpetuity. Build the barrier and include in its construction; a line of Solar Panels and Wind Turbines along as much of the lenght of the wall, as possible. This will create an ongoing REVENUE STREAM in the generation of electricity. It ...more »

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Cybersecurity and Homeland Security

"Secure and Safeguard Cyberspace" has long been an important DHS mission. However, cyberspace has evolved significantly since our last comprehensive strategy review in 2014. Connected devices, from smart phones to refrigerators, have brought the internet into nearly every part of our personal and professional lives. Beyond that, the Nation's critical infrastructure and essential government functions are increasingly ...more »

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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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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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Information Sharing and Communication

Since the early development of the Department of Homeland Security, a recurring issue has been related to the lack of communication along with information sharing. Rewind sixteen years ago to 9/11, information sharing amongst agencies was quite low. Information was being kept within particular silos relating to what agencies individuals worked within. No silos would communicate with the other, and that caused a great ...more »

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How to Improve Terror before it happens

As I read the news, I found out that most terrorists who commit their despicable act of terror uses car rental and has prior criminal record. How about establishing communication between car rental agencies and the Homeland Security (DHS) or the FBI. The DHS or FBI will be able to detect or red flag appears when an individual suspect with previous investigation, criminal record or known affiliation with radical ideas ...more »

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Airline Safety

Airport security scans, etc can only go so far. I travelled a lot by air in the 1970's as an employee of TWA(now extinct). Took parents to Israel soon after the 6 day conflict when hijacking was in vogue. In what I now consider a truly genius strategy, as part of a reasonable security check, all passengers were told all El- Al flights had a unidentified air Marshall passenger with full authority to use deadly force ...more »

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Suspend the Jones Act

The Jones Act charges Puerto Ricans for all shipments from abroad, meaning they have to pay more for food and medical supplies so crucial to the recovery from Hurricane Maria and that their economy faces enormous obstacles every day. The CATO Institute, Heritage Foundation, Manhattan Institute, Senator McCain and Representative Palmer have all decried the act. Studies have shown that the Act is responsible for $17 billion ...more »

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