Election Security

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

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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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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Accessibility

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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Border Security

Immigration

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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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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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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Election Security

Return to Paper Ballots

Computer experts have identified vulnerabilities to our election process when using electronic methods. Voting machines can be programmed to flip votes to a specific candidate using a few second delay so the voter is unaware this has taken place, unless the voter goes back to review their entire ballot on the machine. Even in areas where paper ballots are used, scanning machines can be programmed to fractionalize or skip... more »

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Election Security

Call out Foreign Trolls Directly - Let the Public Know Who and What Actors are Malicious

While social media companies have recently stepped up their efforts to combat foreign influence on elections, more can be done to alert the public and to dismantle disinformation campaigns. Quacks and conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones or other weirdos should be called out and isolated. We should not allow messages from foreign facebook, twitter, instagram, or even harmful memes to become viral or otherwise influence... more »

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Border Security

Expand EAD automatic 180-days extension to more categories

Since January 17, 2017, USCIS is automatically extending only 15 out of 57 categories of expiring EADs for up to 180 days for those who have applied for renewal.

Considering the current unsustainable situation for EAD holders due to longer processing time, I'd like for you to consider extending this decision to more categories of EAD (for example: H4, L2, F1 visa holders), so more legal immigrants currently working would... more »

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Election Security

Put violent demonstrators on the No-Fly List

News has indicated many of the most violent demonstrators, including Antifa, are flying into certain cities to instigate violence and disrupt elections. Since they fly around the country, creating anarchy, put them on the No-Fly List. Put anybody arrested for violence on the list and certainly anybody convicted of street violence.

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Accessibility

Encourage those with disabilities to use their unique talents to detect threats and protect the homeland

Those with sight, hearing, or mechanical (walking/ambulating/amputations) impairments have a unique and important role to play in being the eyes and ears for safety in the disabled community. Criminals may look upon the disabled as easy targets, but the unique gifts that have been given these individuals (increased ability to hear and distinguish sounds for the blind), access to paraolympic and other disabled sports communities... more »

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Border Security

Wall of solar panels generating enough hydrogen to eliminate burning of fossil fuels for US energy needs and secure the border.

The two thousand mile wall of solar panels on the Mexican border would generate enough hydrogen to supply the total energy requirements of the USA. The solar panel array could be constructed to form a wall on the border that would ensure total border security.Hydrogen burning fuel cells could power every vehicle and power plant that currently burns fossil fuels, therefore making our total energy consumption solar powered.... more »

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Border Security

Critical Infrastructure

To get the community involved in protecting critical infrastructure such as cell towers, electrical power stations, power plants, etc by education and awareness. Similar to neighborhood watch, have informed and educated persons to be eyes and ears for suspicious activities and or potential terrorist acts. In the past there have been incidents of persons hostile to America loosening bolts on cell phone towers and starting... more »

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Border Security

Perfect Border Surveillance Aircraft

In 1967 the Federal Government purchased hundreds of twin engine bulletproof observation aircraft from Cessna and used them for years in Vietnam. These high wing aircraft used two in-line engines (front and back) providing unparalleled visibility and could operate at both low and high speeds allowing them to quickly transition to an area and loiter over the target for hours. If the government still has any of these... more »

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