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Kylie Bielby

Kylie Bielby has 175 articles published.

Kylie Bielby
Kylie Bielby has 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. She is an editor and contributor for Jane's by IHS Markit, a columnist for security and counter-terror publications, and a former managing editor for Homeland Security Today.

OIG: DHS Must Improve Oversight of Misconduct and Discipline

An internal review has found that DHS does not have sufficient policies and procedures to address employee misconduct. Specifically, policy does not include procedures for reporting allegations of misconduct, clear and specific supervisor roles and expectations, or clearly defined key discipline terms.

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Neo-Nazis Jailed for Inciting Terror Attacks on Prince Harry and Others  

Two men received prison sentences on June 18 following an extreme right wing operation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East in the U.K. They were members of a group calling itself Sonnenkrieg Division, described as the “third generation” of banned terrorist group National Action.

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5G Technology Jeopardizes Emergency Preparedness, Say UN Weather Experts

The United Nations weather and climate agency, the World Meteorological Organization, has warned that the latest 5G mobile phone technology jeopardizes early warning services which protect people from natural disasters such as tropical cyclones.

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New Threat Assessment Confirms Links Between Counterfeiting and Organized Crime 

A new crime threat assessment reveals that most criminal activity involving counterfeiting is carried out by increasingly professionalized organized crime networks, which can reap large profits while running relatively few risks.

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GAO Finds Critical Security Risks in ‘Decades Old’ Federal IT Systems

The U.S. government plans to spend over $90 billion this fiscal year on information technology. Most of that will be used to operate and maintain existing systems, including legacy systems which can be more costly to maintain and vulnerable to hackers.

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UK Government Competition Looking for Airport Innovations, AND Is Willing to Pay for Them

The competition is inviting proposals from suppliers seeking support for test and trial activities in order to accelerate the development and support the exploitation of their innovative airport security solutions.

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OIG Inspections Find Nooses, Inadequate Medical Care and Food Safety Issues at ICE Facilities

The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security has conducted unannounced inspections of four detention facilities to evaluate their compliance with ICE detention standards, following concerns raised by human rights groups and complaints made to the OIG hotline.

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U.K. Faces Its Own Southern Border Crisis as Illegal Migration Attempts Surge

In May, 140 migrants were found trying to cross the English channel. Then, on June 1, U.K. Border Force agents intercepted dozens of migrants off the coast of Kent as they attempted to cross the English Channel into Britain.

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16 Countries Participate in Simulated Emergency Exercise for Coast Guards

The exercise featured a complex scenario simulating search and rescue operations, activities to combat illegal fishing, fight pollution and other types of illegal activities at sea.

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GAO: Leadership Attention Needed on Defense Acquisition Reforms

Members of Congress have been concerned that DOD’s weapons acquisition process is too bureaucratic and slow to deliver innovations to the field. Amid these concerns, Congress introduced numerous reforms to streamline acquisition oversight and field capabilities faster.

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