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Kylie Bielby

Kylie Bielby has 398 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.

Dr. Jeffrey Stern is FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute’s New Superintendent

Dr Jeffrey Stern has taken up the role of Superintendent of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute. He was previously State Coordinator of Emergency Management at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

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Curtis Brown to Lead Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Curtis Brown has been promoted to the position of State Coordinator of Emergency Management at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM).

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Donald Loren Appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans and Posture

Donald Loren has been appointed as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Plans and Posture, replacing the Acting Deputy Assistant Amanda Dory.

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Frontex Seeks Proposals to Host Training for European Border and Coast Guard Standing Corps

Frontex has issued a call to EU member states and Schengen-Associated Countries to apply for funding to support the implementation of the contact learning phase of the Basic Training Program.

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Google Taps Darryl Peek as Head of Federal Strategic Partnerships

In his new role, Peek will be responsible for supporting the Google Cloud Global Public Sector teams in driving opportunities with Google partners.

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Cyber Researchers Devise Method to Pinpoint Location of Drone Operators

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have determined how to pinpoint the location of a drone operator who may be operating maliciously or harmfully near airports or protected airspace by analyzing the flight path of the drone.

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OIG Says DHS Has Limited Capabilities to Counter Malicious Drone Use

Inadequate funding prevented the Office of Policy from obtaining the subject matter experts it needed.

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GAO: Oversight of Contractor Compliance with Small Business Subcontracting Plans Needs Improvement

GAO found that selected agencies did not consistently follow all required procedures for oversight of small business subcontracting plans, both before and after contracts were awarded.

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Everbridge Renews FedRAMP Authorization and Inks Deal with Siemens

Critical event management specialist, Everbridge, Inc., has successfully renewed its Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Agency Authorization.

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Pekoske’s Plan: What’s in TSA’s New Roadmap?

Administrator’s Intent 2.0 establishes new objectives and timelines, which were developed with input from partners.

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Europol’s Annual Terrorism Trends Report Reveals Growing Interest in Explosives and Firearms

Nearly all of the deaths and 26 injuries were the result of jihadist attacks. However, the number of jihadist attacks continued to see a decrease while right-wing attacks and, in particular, left-wing attacks saw an increase during 2019.

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OIG Finds Improvement in DHS Vehicle Fleet Management, but Weaknesses Remain

Only two of the 12 components reviewed fully met requirements to analyze and document vehicle use and cost data to help them achieve the right type and size of fleet vehicles to meet their missions.

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State Dept. Issues Piracy Warning for Gulf of Mexico

The Department of State has issued a warning about the threat posed by pirates to vessels and oil installations in the southern Gulf of Mexico. 

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Three Killed in Terrorist Attack in U.K.

British counterterrorism police have confirmed that the stabbing incident that happened in Reading, U.K. on 20 June has now been declared a terrorist incident.

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Facing Facts: Will Concerns About Biometrics Pose a Threat to Transportation Security?

The concern is that the kickback against facial recognition for law enforcement will spread to travel. Biometrics is such an inherent part of international travel infrastructure that omitting it would likely cause widespread security and logistics issues.

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OIG: CISA Does Not Always Share Best Practices for Protecting Commercial Facilities Against Terrorist Attacks

An Office of Inspector General (OIG) report has found room for improvement when protecting commercial facilities against terrorist attacks.

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Arrests as Protesters Fill Central London

The Metropolitan Police made 113 arrests on June 13 following protests and demonstrations across central London, U.K.

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