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Reginald Brothers: DHS Kicks Off Crowdsourcing Move to Help Guide Investments

Reginald Brothers
Reginald Brothers

Reginald Brothers, science and technology chief at the Department of Homeland Security, has launched a collaboration community for government agencies, critical infrastructure operators and other stakeholders to provide input on future DHS programs, GovExec reported Monday.

Charles Clark writes that the online crowdsourcing tool aims to help shape the agency’s strategic goals alongside priorities identified by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, the White House and in the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review.

“It should influence our investments and increase efficiencies for operational stakeholders,” Brothers told GovExec.

“In this time of limited resources, it’s important that we look toward cross-government collaboration at all levels, which is necessary to get a good return on investment.”

The report said potential goals include traveler screening, protection for first responders, nonintrusive cybersecurity and other concerns.

Clark reports that users can offer input and vote on ideas through the community until Sept. 7.

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