Campaign: General Services Administration

GSA Fleet Sharing and Accountability Could Save $6Billion and Environment

GSA has about 212,000 vehicles in its fleet divided among 75 federal agencies. Most of these vehicles are assigned to individuals ie. one vehicle one man. Last year alone, GSA spent $287 Million to buy 17, 205 new vehicles to its fleet bringing the new number to about 220, 205 vehicles. Each vehicle than requires insurance, gas, toll expenses, parking fees in some instances, violations etc etc. Lest not forget most of ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION: SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Passports and Green Cards (Go electronic w/these security updates)

I realize the “make a suggestion” contest phase is over; but this idea is AMAZING. I am suggesting that in every passport issued by the United States, and our allies, be equipped with a locator (similar to the tracker embedded in pets by the human society) woven into the electronic verification information (like the CAC card chip); that will contain all of the individuals pertinent information to include the picture ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

MOA blanket with DHS agencies

There should be a blanket MOA covering the agencies in DHS. This would allow information to be shared (keeping PII standards) so that the mission of DHS is not hindered. Tom Ridge's intent was to have information flow from agency to agency for the creation of predictive analytics, so 9-11 would not happen again.

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Eliminate Redundant Resource Requirements - Save 20% on Administrative Overhead

Currently, there are multiple functional roles that duplicate unnecessarily within DHS. Congress should provide the Secretary with the authority to reorganize support organizations to align in a more function efficient structure. Centralizing support organizations such as construction management, facilities management, fleet management, human resources, acquisition management, IT services and other roles that require ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Implement the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and an integrated National Coordination System

Revisit, improve, upgrade, and implement Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5 (HSPD 5), and the corresponding National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Response Plan (NRP) / National Response Framework (NRF). * Ensure the NIMS and NRP are effectively built and implemented per the executive order and corresponding legislation (they are not currently). * Add a requirement to build a national coordination ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Regionalize the Department of Homeland Security

Regionalize the Department of Homeland Security. Not only is there a basis for this in law, but it would address a wide range of efficiency and effectiveness issues. * Create standard interstate DHS Regions, and suggest these be based on the FEMA regions as FEMA has the closest relationships with the states through a number of channels. Co-locate many DHS functions and facilities at the same place or in close proximity, ...more »

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UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRATION SOLUTION:SELF FUNDED DETERRENT PREVENTING THE HIRING OF UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS

I suggest a new type of proactive solution in the form of an enforcement system to deter the hiring of undocumented workers (illegal aliens, deportable/inadmissible aliens) through self funded economic incentives (monetary rewards) generated by fines. It will encourage the public to report violators and discourage employers from hiring undocumented workers. A percentage of the fines levied on employers of undocumented ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Emergency Broadcast

NOAA has a program called NOAA weather Radio that provides weather emergency announcement to the US public. Department Of Homeland Security is looking for a emergency broadcast system. Why not expand the existing NOAA weather Radio program to extend the coverage for other than weather emergencies.

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Campaign: Department of the Interior

Accelerate move to an “all hazards approach”

Accelerating James Lee Witt’s "all hazards approach" to homeland security and emergency response will reduce redundancy inherent in current approach. Example: the radiological/nuclear annex (plan) for an explosion that disperses nuclear material overlaps with the hazard chemical and oil spill plan and the drinking water/ wastewater replace infrastructure plan, etc. Different people sit on each annex (plan) group and ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Increase the mandatory retirement age for 6c covered for CBP officers and agents in non-field positions

In this day and age 57 is still young. Both of these organizations are still growing at a rapid pace and the leadership positions within these organizations need seasoned leadership. To avoid the "Brain Drain" that is occurring and keep younger and more CBPOs and Border Patrol agents in the field where they are needed, certain jobs within the organization, at Headquarters and abroad, should be able to be filled with operational ...more »

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