Department of Homeland Security

Border Patrol hire full time processors instead of using agents.

It will take hours and sometimes a whole shift to process illegal aliens. Also, multiple agents may be processing. This takes away agents in the field. If they were able to stay in the field, it will increase manpower. DHS hires personnel to man the radio room (LEKA) full time. DHS can use the same strategy by hiring personnel to process. This will allow the government to hire less agents which cost more then... more »

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Border Patrol hire full time processors instead of using agents.

It will take hours and sometimes a whole shift to process illegal aliens. Also, multiple agents may be processing. This takes away agents in the field. If they were able to stay in the field, it will increase manpower. DHS hires personnel to man the radio room (LEKA) full time. DHS can use the same strategy by hiring personnel to process. This will allow the government to hire less agents which cost more then... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Reserve Officer/Agent

Allow employees that transferred from CBP, as either Border Patrol agents or CBP Officers to another agency within DHS, to be able to go back to CBP in their former position to work on their days off. Example... employee now works for USCIS, used to be a CBP Officer working at an airport. Airport is extremely busy on weekends and needs extra manpower but does not have it. The former CBP officer now working USCIS... more »

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Waste of paper

Border Patrol Sectors spend a lot of paper for law enforcement porpuses. At the communication centers throughout the country hundreds of boxes of paper are used yearly. When a communication specialist sends printed paper to agents who request information, they fax information to the station, so if they fax 40 sheets of paper, they will be wasting the double. It is so important to conserve the trees and at the same time... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

BALANCING LIFE AND THE MISSION: COMPRESSED SCHEDULING IN LAW ENFORCEMENT

Over the past few decades, many state and municipal law enforcement departments across the country have studied the advantages and disadvantages of implementing a compressed work schedule (CWS) for their uniformed officers and agents. “Lateral thinking,” coined by Edward de Bono (1970) is a set of approaches and techniques designed to find radically new approaches to problems - to come at them from the side rather than... more »

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Department of Energy

Deploy Vehicle Idle Elimination and/or Reduction Technologies ($300M - $375M in Savings)

Deploy no idle/limited idle time vehicle technologies. Many law enforcement agencies and departments across the country require vehicles to sit at idle for significant periods of time (4-8 hours) during the course of a work day. This idle time is necessary due to hostile environmental conditions (extreme heat or cold) or other operational requirements. Currently, anti idle technologies exist that allow interior enforcement... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Border Patrol Agent

At our office we have windows that provide all the light we need to do our jobs. If all departments with windows would designate at least one day out of the week to work with outside light it could save millions in electricity.

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Department of Homeland Security

Electronic Signatures in ENFORCE or SIGMA

Electronic Signatures in ENFORCE (or SIGMA). This can be accomplished with the new PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) ID card, PIV (Personal Identity Verification), Common Access Card (CAC). Case Officer can electronically send to Supervisor for review and signature, then to the Chief. Aliens or anyone who is being processed at Ports of Entry (POE) can sign using an electronic pen, similar to that used when someone makes... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

The New PKI ID Card uses and functions

Using the new PKI issued ID Cards to login to computers will allow us to sign documents electronically and send them over a secure net. This will save time and money as documents will no longer need to be printed for signature. Any changes to the original document after it has been signed, will erase the signature, showing the document has been changed or tampered with. The PKI ID Card can also be used for users to login... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Creation of 1 Federal Police Force with 1 name, encompassing all federal agencies.

Billions to be saved!!! Although it might sound crazy to some this is a very well thought suggestion I have been analyzing since 9/11. I suggest the creation of 1 Federal law Enforcement Police Force with the power to enforce ALL federal laws (No jurisdictional issues). This will eliminate turf wars between agencies; duplicity of efforts of multiple agencies investigating the same illegal organizations; multiple management... more »

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Department of Homeland Security

Creation of 1 Federal Police Force, encompassing all Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

Billions to be saved!!! Although it might sound crazy to some this is a very well thought suggestion I have been analyzing since 9/11. I suggest the creation of 1 Federal law Enforcement Police Force with the power to enforce ALL federal laws (No jurisdictional issues). This will eliminate turf wars between agencies; duplicity of efforts of multiple agencies investigating the same illegal organizations; multiple management... more »

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