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What information and high-value data should we provide to make our agency more accountable, improve public knowledge of our work, and create economic opportunity? How can we make information and data available in a timely and accessible manner?
(@terrencehill)

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One DHS Virtual Awards Ceremony

Instead of each component having their own awards ceremony, have one, virtual awards ceremony for all DHS and post stories of each inspiring award winner on the web. The public should hear about Coast Guardians who rescue those in need of assistance, Border Patrol agents who save illegal immigrants from drowning or dying of thirst, and other everyday heros who work for DHS. This will serve as a counterpoint for the... more »

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(@guerlempsjean)

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Immigration -National Visa Center

Information from the phone contact system is not always up-to-date about cases. Need to improve it to provide the actual/current status of cases. Applications take a long time at the USCIS Office, but there is a tool where one can check the status of a case online. We need to have a similar online tool to check status of cases that are at the NVC. It should give a general ideas on where in the process a case is.

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(@christi.cat.1)

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Make communication a priority

Regarding USCIS: Promote communication with the general public regarding the status of their cases, thus thwarting undo stress and frustration. Rather than just letting their case status sit at "Initial Review" for 4+ months.

 

Add a category for "background check initiated", or "case awaiting priority date". Anything to ease the frustration of having to wait for months to be reunited with a loved one.

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6 votes
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(@jaorangemen)

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DHS should live webcast all meetings

The Department of Homeland Security should live webcast all meetings for proposed rule making and regulations where the public comment should take place. They should make these meetings available for on demand viewing and have the ability to have that content be indexed for video search. By doing this the public and stakeholders will be able to see the inner workings of the rule making process and make the content and... more »

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(@cicala)

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non legitimate press

there is far too much miss information spread by web press sites ,it creates anarchy and confuses Americans. currently civil litigation may be taken for false or slanderous postings if applicable .I would like to see false knowingly false intentional publications stopped and punishment imposed .the first amendment did not intend anyone say anything and only when one is in the public eye they can peruse damages .there... more »

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(@jebediahdoe)

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Fusion Centers

Fusion Centers are intelligence gathering systems that are developed in good faith to share information on threats. The are partnerships between local, state and federal law enforcement. However, the initial goal of these systems may have caused a great deal of scope creep. The ACLU analysis provides a fair critique of some of the worries about these systems: http://www.aclu.org/technology-and-liberty/whats-wrong-fusion-centers-executive-summary... more »

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Explanations for Delays in Rule Making Process

Congress has mandated through the legislative process that DHS develop a variety of new rules and regulations. In many cases DHS has significantly missed the mandated dates by which they were supposed to have published the final rules; for example: the ammonium nitrate security rule (RIN 1601-AA52) and the security training for freight railroad employees rule (RIN 1652-AA57). While there is almost certainly a good reason... more »

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(@dlw000)

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All DHS employees should always see and get copy of any ratings

All Government employees should be given a copy of any form that was used to rate them for any reason. Not all are. For example, within TSA, when PASS ratings are complete, a copy is given to the employees. However, in the past, some offices use other local rating forms to gather additional timely and pertinent information concerning employees. The information gathered on these other forms was collected to be used as... more »

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5 votes
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(@davidnuttle)

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End the DHS Voting Distortion

Votes should be listed in the order received, and not by the number of votes received. Those ideas submitted first, and having votes already, tend to attract far more votes than recent submissions with few votes. USDA is listing ideas in the order received, because they are well aware of the voting distortion using the current approach, on this site, by DHS.

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(@emory1)

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experianced veterans purposely left out

I am a former Military Police Investigator. I served in the US Army from 1976-1981. For obvious reasons I cant divulge some of my assignments, but I can Say that not inly was I on security forces that Guarded Presidents Carter and Reagan during thier respective visits, but other well known foreign Diplomats during that Era. When my country was attacked by terrorists in 2001 and Homeland Security positions became available... more »

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(@albertokang)

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The Tom 2.0 Live Digital Communication System

The New Tom 2.0 Live Digital Communication System for the President of the Untied States is still not complete See Alberto Kang Gazette http://albertokang.wordpress.com/ The History of Tom 2.0 live dates back to the Begining of the Secret Service See Tom 2.0 live Secret Service History http://www.slideshare.net/AlbertoKang/the-tom-2-0-live-history-of-the-secret-service-option-b The American People need to help Tom 2.0... more »

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