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Submitted by (@cicala)

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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Submitted by (@jorgeswank2009)

leverage social media to implement immigration reform

Idea Allow the US Citizenship and Immigration Services to use social media tools now to set the foundation for using these tools in the event of comprehensive immigration Subject/Issue USCIS must leverage technology to identify, register and process individuals who are eligible for specific immigration benefits if the Immigration and Nationality Act is amended because of comprehensive immigration reform. The massive ...more »

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Submitted by (@venus.mkultra)

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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Submitted by (@jebediahdoe)

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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Submitted by (@davidnuttle)

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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Submitted by (@robert.houston)

I have ideas.

I have ideas of innovation for the DHS but don't want to share them with the rest of the world. How can I sit down face to face with people from your IT/Innovation team to see if my ideas have been considered or not. If they have not, how can I ensure they do not be jeopardized as I am looking to retire from Civil Service and work to contract the ideas out myself since money is the name of the game. I like everyone ...more »

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Submitted by (@emory1)

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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Submitted by (@lancerkind)

Little Brother should be required reading to DHS employees

Cory Doctorow's novel Little Brother explains the dangers of trading civil liberties for security. The book also explains the differences between effective security and security rituals (things we do to appear that there is security). The book also contains knowledge about how the public responds to oppressive-like authority (even if it doesn't mean to be). Understanding someone is a matter of perspective. Homeland ...more »

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Submitted by (@gmscompliance)

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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Submitted by (@karen.shea)

Helium-3 Working Group

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has new radiation detectors which require Helium-3, unfortunately there is an insufficient supply on the Earth. Helium-3 is also needed for Military, Medical, Fusion research and Scientific use. The Moon has a large amount of Helium-3. Homeland Security should form a working group with members from TSA, DOD, the scientific community, Dr. Harrison Schmitt and Dr. Gerald ...more »

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Submitted by (@jhamilton008)

EquipAmerica (powered by TractorFax ITIQ)

The below excerpt from the first responders community "one stop - shopping mall" website at www.rkb.us says lots about collaboration in addressing a 30 year missing capabilities: Collaborative Preparedness and Unity in Effort are the real brilliance, genius, and beauty behind NIMS. Since an effective response begins at the local level, those responsible must have the ability to inventory, control, preplan, and share ...more »

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