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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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Election Security

VOTER VALIDATION FINGERPRINT READER, IRIS SCAN, OR TAKE A PICTURE

PURPOSE: Consider biometric scanners in voting centers.
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CAPABILITY:
DHS has an Office of Biometric Identity Management (since 2013) that could (potentially) be used for the purpose of validating voting.
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PUBLIC WILLINGNESS:
I would be perfectly willing to have my fingerprint read prior to voting (or iris scanned or picture taken in the alternative). I cannot think of any reason to be adverse to this, unless you... 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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Border Security

Integrated Airport Lost & Found Network

Lost laptops remain a leading cause of data breaches threatening company data, consumer privacy, and even government information. 12,000 laptops are lost at US airports each week. We have developed a platform that is proven to increase recovery rates of lost valuables by 10X. We are now optimizing that platform to build a nation-wide fully integrated network of airport lost & found services. This will enable users... more »

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Liquidity management and emergency preparedness

Pathway to Recovery (Part II)

by Joe Rulison | Mar 26, 2020 | Banking Relationship, Banking Trends, Budgets, Cash Management Practices, Data & Technology, Fintech, News, Predictions

During these challenging times, three+one®️ is working to bring solutions to public entities and higher Ed institutions, allowing them to operate without disruption, while creating savings and new sources of revenue to offset any budget... more »

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Open Data

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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Open Data

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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Border Security

Immigration trending idea

My suggestion: stop separating children from parents at the US/Mexico border. I'm referring to illegal immigrants and asylum seekers, not unaccompanied minors. I suggest that aid organizations, NGOs and diplomatic personnel located in Mexico, Central America and South America inform residents that the United States is enforcing this policy.

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Election Security

Require all polling place computers have dot gov, instead of dot com

Chris Krebs, Head of Cyber Agency, DHS, was interviewed on NPR, All Things Considered," January 26, 2020, "Why Elections Officials Aren't Taking A Simple Security Step," by Miles Parks.

It was pointed out by Miles Parks that cybersecurity firm McAfee analyzed domain names, noted that a huge majority of states' counties had the much less secure dot com domain instead of the secure dot gov domain. In Texas 95% and in... 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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Academic Engagement

China Espionage in Universities

PROBLEM:
Most people are not aware that China reportedly sends “STUDENTS” to the U.S. to OVERTLY participate in various educational courses, and COVERTLY their main purpose is to participate in stealing research and trade secrets. Other individuals could participate in espionage over a longer period of time. There are many fields that may be the targets of Chinese espionage at Universities, below I will give a very... more »

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Voluntary pre-interview drug screening

Hey all,

In light of recent events I think a good change would be for us to have TSOs take pre-employment drug screenings before even interviewing. I think it is ridiculous that we cannot find sober and qualified individuals to protect our nation in some of our most vulnerable areas. I have been passed over multiple times here in Florida despite the fact that I can pass a drug test 365 days a year with no notice whatsoever.... more »

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School Violent Intruder Alarm System

Like a fire alarm, a violent intruder alarm installed in school buildings would enable anyone who observes a violent threat to notify 911, campus security, and occupants in the building of the threat by pulling the handle on an alarm mounted on the wall (next to the fire alarm). This alarm would broadcast an announcement inside the building informing people of the violent intruder and tell them to Run-Hide-Fight. This... more »

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Border Security

RESTORE THE SPECIAL IDEA SECTION YOU HAD FOR COVID-19 IDEAS HERE--- NOW!!!!

This DHS IdeaScale page had, until today 4/3/20). a complete section on ideas to fight Covid-19. It is now gone, with all of the ideas that people had submitted. Can you believe it? AT A TIME LIKE THIS?

Please vote this up, MAYBE it will wake someone up and get them to restore the Covid-19 section and all the ideas that were in it.

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