Friday, February 26, 2010

DHS Open Government Dialogue 02-25-10

More interesting posts are being made to the DHS Open Government Dialogue web site. We have a new Idea that might be of interest to the chemical security community and continued discussions on previously identified Ideas. There are a total of 81 Ideas that are being discussed and evaluated and there have been no additional ideas added to the 109 Off-Topic Idea list. The new Idea that might be of interest to readers of this blog comes from a TSA supervisor, Steven Hopkins. Steven suggests that the Department develop a Critical Infrastructure Watch Program modeled on the many neighborhood watch programs found in cities and towns across the nation. Steven would actually use current watch organizations where they exist near critical infrastructure or institute new organizations where necessary. This idea already has 3 Positive Votes. There is a new comment on the Port/Fuel Security Idea (6 Positive Votes). It describes an industry consortium, the DASH7 Alliance, which is already working on this RFID tracking device idea and how it might benefit DHS. My two ideas continue to gain more votes; Public Security Reporting Tools 6 Positive Votes and Explanations for Delays in Rule Making Process 7 Positive Votes. Edward Clark’s Fed Fatigue Idea continues to strike a cord with 12 Positive Votes.

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