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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?
(@homelandinsider)

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Benchmarking content on other agencies' FOIA pages

Most other federal agencies have FOIA web pages that contain a much richer amount of information than what is found on the FOIA page of DHS.gov. DHS should benchmark against peer agencies and add content commonly found on such agencies' websites, e.g. staff manuals and statements of policy - both of which are commonly found on other agencies' sites but neither of which are available on DHS.gov.

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(@baltz5)

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TSA and privitazation

Dear Madam Napalitano; I would like someone to put an end to this SPP program. At GPI in Montana and three other airports have filed to go private. This affects over 100 TSA employees. The TSA employees have been wating for a decision now for over one YEAR. We have already lost people with many years of experience because of this. The possibility of loosing our Fedrqal jobs creates much added stress. It is true that... more »

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(@gmscompliance)

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Transparency In DHS Really A Good Idea?

Other than with the TSA at the airport I do not interface with the DHS on a regular basis. That said, I find the talk about increased access and transparency at the DHS amusing and scary. Some things need to remain secret, yes? The CIA and the Navy don't have transparency initiatives at this time do they? As for folks working closely with the DHS, I'm sure they are as difficult to work with as all the other Federal... more »

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(@venus.mkultra)

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Protection From Homeland Security

When this was created under Bush they hired the most mentally unstable people you could ever find. People with an axe to grind. People who hate liberals. What we need is protection from homeland security. I'm not anymore comfortable with this than I was when it was under the Bush regime. We've been abused enough by the CIA all our lives and now you have another method to abuse us further. The question is the same question... more »

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(@jshackstone)

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In this scenario the government will sever retires perscriptions

We will pretend that these people do not exist. When these people

attempt to retrieve there perscriptions at the base pharmacy counter the pharmasist will simply say they cannot do that. Isn't

that a great idea? Somebody who gets paid a lot of money by the government thought of it. The best part of this is it's real and the real people who need the real perscriptions don't get them.

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(@sandra.janney)

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SPP

I am not comfortable with the outsourcing of Security for profit. I believe security is "inherently governmental work". Three years ago TSA was promoting the SPP program to the state of Montana. Now the Airports in our state are trying to outsource their Security in hopes of profit. This is wrong.

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(@m.hodges)

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SPP Program

Dear Director Napolitano: Please help us!!! We have a disturbing issue happening here in Montana. Three years ago TSA sent personnel to our airports promoting the SPP Program. Why would TSA promote a program that would cause their own loyal trained employees to become unemployed??? The studies we have researched have shown the SPP Program to cost more to the taxpayer and cause us to lose our federal job status.... more »

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(@r.sunset)

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Need reciprocity agreements barring passport issuing for crimes

We should establish reciprocity agreements with other countries that guarantee we will not issue a passport to a US Citizen who freely admits to a crime in a foreign county that equates to a felony in our country. Background: “Locked up Abroad” (National Geographic Channel) told a story of two US girls, while returning from Peru, who agreed to smuggle drugs for money. They were caught at the airport and thrown into... more »

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(@cindi.harris)

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SPP - STOP OURSOURCING FEDERAL SECURITY

I wholly agree with Susan Stricker and many other people. I believe that the SPP PROGRAM SHOULD BE STOPPED ALTOGETHER. The DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION work in UNISON to FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM..and to PROTECT OUR MODE'S OF TRANSPORTATION abroad. With that, I believe that the American people have come to recognize us as ONE TEAM- FIGHTING TOGETHER FOR ONE CAUSE. If this "unison"... more »

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(@cintra.morton)

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SPP/Outsourcing

Our airport, Glacier International Airport, has applied for the Screening Partnership Program, also known as SPP or Opt-Out. Studies have shown that the SPP program costs the taxpayers more money than keeping the Federal TSO’s. A private company is in business to make profits and this cannot be done at the expense of the traveling public. The de-federalization of Homeland Security is not a wise use of our tax payers’... more »

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(@bornloyal)

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vsc uscis i-130 case delay for more than a year

I am a U.S Citizen, and file I-130 petion on behalf of my wife as immediate relative to U.S Citizen on Dec. 10, 2008 in VSC. my application is still pending and show statues in initial Reviews, and every time I called customer service with in USCIS, WAS told to wait 6 mos, and we contact you, which they did not, after six mos called againe and was told same thing wait 6 mos. I do not know how many 6 months do I have... more »

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(@joycesalle)

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Determine resources required to execute open government plan

The open government plan should include how it will be implemented. And by "how", I mean what resources - PEOPLE - are required to execute the plan. As DHS Components work to develop their budgets and resource allocation plans, those that will be significantly impacted by this open government plan should determine if they have enough, AND the right, people to execute it. And if they don't have adequate resources and... more »

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