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Kylie Bielby

Kylie Bielby has 276 articles published.

Kylie Bielby
Kylie Bielby has more than 20 years' experience in reporting and editing a wide range of security topics, covering geopolitical and policy analysis to international and country-specific trends and events. Before joining GTSC's Homeland Security Today staff, she was an editor and contributor for Jane's, and a columnist and managing editor for security and counter-terror publications.

Updated: CBP and Privacy Groups Discuss Biometric Entry-Exit Mandate

The meeting was the third in an ongoing series of discussions about measures that CBP is taking to protect traveler privacy during the biometric facial comparison process at U.S. ports of entry.

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UK Seeks ‘CT Citizens’ as Counter Terrorism Training is Made Publicly Available

Counter Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the training to anyone who wants to become a “CT Citizen” so they can learn how to spot the signs of suspicious behavior and understand what to do in the event of a major incident.

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TSA Expects Record-Breaking Holiday Travel Period: Here’s How You Can Help

The number of passengers expected to fly this end-of-year holiday is set to be record-breaking with millions of passengers and crew members traveling through security screening checkpoints nationwide.

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GAO: TSA Not Testing Airport Screening Equipment After Installation

Airport screening technologies can become less effective over time, making regular performance testing crucial. However, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says the Transportation Security Administration does not continue to fully test screening equipment after it has been installed.

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Only One in Five Countries Ready for Healthcare Risks of Climate Change

The impacts of climate change are no longer merely a warning for the future. We are already seeing myriad consequences such as the major heatwaves in Japan which caused more than 100 deaths and some 18,000 hospitalizations. In addition, about half the global population is now threatened by the dengue virus.

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New CT Screening Technology Guidance Helps Airports Implement Emerging Technology

The guide provides a comprehensive summary of best practices and suggested actions, from procurement to installation and operation, that airports should consider taking before and during the implementation of this new technology into their existing operations.

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Chinese Airports Invest in Biometrics, AI and Blockchain

Today, 27% of Chinese airports have self-boarding gates using biometrics with travel documents but in just three years this will jump to 66%. And more than half of the airports have plans for secure single biometric tokens for all touch points by 2022.

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Are TSA’s Screening Processes Working as Well as They Might? GAO Investigates

The Transportation Security Administration began identifying passengers who are not known or suspected terrorists, after the failed attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to detonate a bomb on Christmas day while on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.

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DHS Mission Hurt by Temporary Leadership, Says Inspector General

The Department of Homeland Security will be putting leadership stability at the top of its Christmas list this year, after changes and vacancies in the top ranks have compounded an already challenging environment.

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GAO: Climate Change Threatens 60 Percent of Toxic Sites

EPA lists some of the most seriously contaminated sites—most of which are nonfederal—and has recorded over 500 contaminants, including arsenic and lead, at those sites. Natural disasters could damage these sites and potentially release contaminants.

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