Campaign: Department of Defense

Information Assurance workforce

Hundreds of hours are required to become certified as an Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO) in Dept. of Army organizations- and all organizations are required to have at least two IASOs on orders at all times. This includes hundreds, if not thousands, of very small military units and installation offices, managing IA compliance for as few as 5-15 systems and users. Hundreds of man-hours are invested in bringing ...more »

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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: Legislative Branch

Stop using wireless devices for desktop computers

All government organizations should stop buying wireless mice, keyboards, and other devices for desktop computers and replace existing wireless devices with wired ones. The result will be increased savings, reduced waste, increased, security, and environmental responsibility. First, wireless devices have higher fixed and variable costs than wired devices. They cost more at the time of purchase, and their batteries must ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Homeland Security

Real Security at Airports

Security at Airports: Currently, our security consists of X-Ray scans to detect metals (not explosives, not chemicals) and personnel to watch X-Ray machines. We have the APPEARANCE of security but it’s not real, because it does NOT adequately address the threat. We can use highly efficient sniffers at entrances to the airport that can detect minute amounts of explosives, chemicals, and gases of interest as people enter ...more »

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Campaign: Office of Director of National Intelligence

Quit Duplicating Security Clearances

Currently, people who hold security clearances in both a civilian position and as a military Reservist must submit clearance paperwork twice, be investigated/reinvestigated twice, and interviewed twice. This duplication requires separate investigators to go through the exact same data, the exact same questions, and the exact same procedures at double the cost and time. Removing this practice could save hundreds of thousands ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Save billions and dramatically improve security posture throughout federal cyberspace

Ineffectual Certification and Accreditation (C&A) driven processes within the government result in $billions wasted annually. A small portion of the funds expended for this report creating process could instead be applied toward establishing automated risk management capabilities with folks that truly understand information assurance and significantly enhance government security posture while simultaneously reducing ...more »

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Campaign: Legislative Branch

Use Federal Employees/Military Members to augment the Air Marshall force

Since 9/11 the US Government has been expanding the number of Air Marshalls on airline flights. I believe that there are a large number of Federal Employees/Military members that fly as part of meeting there agency/organization mission. A training program to bring the needed skills to these personnel could expand the pool of available Air Marshalls dramatically. Obviously there would need to be a rigorous testing/approval ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

Re-useable Accredited Multi-Level Security (MLS) System

Central Federal or DoD agency (e.g., DISA or NGA) sponsor a multi-level security (MLS) system architecture with re-usable SW & systems components and approved accreditation for pulling data from unclassified or classified storage to higher classification levels for secure processing. This would provide one-stop center for supporting agencies with classified processing requirements for achieving cost & technical data ...more »

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Campaign: Department of Defense

DoD Home User PC's Minimum Security Criteria

My idea is to provide better security from the home user perspective to avoid "over the shoulder" surfing with our DoD sailors, soldiers, Marines, etc. I work at a University back home in Dubuque, IA and we require our students to register their PC's by running it through a minimum security software levels before allowing their PC's to be able to connect to the University's network resources by use of vLAN's. When ...more »

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