2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

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Welcome to the 2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) conversation! The Department of Homeland Security conducts a top-to-bottom strategic review every four years, considering some of the most pressing questions facing our organization and the homeland security enterprise as a whole. We will periodically post topics relating to our strategy development work over the next several months as part of the "My DHS Idea" campaign. Our Office of Strategy staff will moderate and contribute to discussions on an occasional basis, incorporating key ideas into the strategy review process as appropriate. You can post your own ideas, comment on other people's ideas, and vote on the ideas that you think are the best. Our finished product – the QHSR -- will be presented to Congress as required by law.

Please feel free to browse the ideas posted below. You can comment on ideas and vote for or against them. When you're ready, click here to submit your own idea!


2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@jhanlauf)

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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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@brian.humphreys)

Welcome!

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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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@brian.humphreys)

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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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@estein1)

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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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@vincentbozzone)

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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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@e.browder)

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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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@dwatty)

End impunity for CBP employees

The large majority of employees of Customs & Border Protection are upstanding, honest and professional. However, a sizable minority have been guilty of egregious violations of the dignity of visitors. Almost none of these cases are investigated or punished. CBP employees have virtual impunity. This is un-American and demoralizing for the vast majority of good officers. CBP employees should be held to the same standards ...more »

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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@yurtomato)

PASSPORT only CDL Truck license

Stop illegal aliens from obtaining CDL truck driver licenses by only using their Passport. Legal citizens that are truck drivers are concerned with the flood of non documented people obtaining CDL trucking licenses by just using their passport. Their is nothing else requiring them to leave the country and have passed no security checks. The danger is terrorism while hauling hazardous materials or cargos of equipment ...more »

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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@nerdygeek)

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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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@silverfoxxx65)

A Proposed Bill that can solve these 3 major issues at once! ☆Current Illegal Immigrants ☆Border Wall ☆ Sanctuary Cities

This idea should get bipartisan support for a BILL that addresses all current "Illegal Immigrants" ( men, women and the "dreamers" ) which automatically does away with the need for Sanctuary Cities, and funds the "Building of the border wall"! The "BILL" would offer all illegal immigrants ( all men, women and dreamers alike) a "one time" opportunity to come forward and file for citizenship during a allotted period ...more »

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2018 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

Submitted by (@rflores11)

Prioritize the Health of our TSA Agents and Airport Passengers

The TSA is testing new passenger CT scanners in airport security lanes and without further data regarding radiation exposure besides third-party CT sales reps claiming the radiation level is "similar to current Xray machines" and have "shielding" we have no way of knowing if these machines will be safe for our TSA agents who are exposed to them daily or airline passengers who may be explicitly harmed by ionizing radiation. ...more »

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