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Kylie Bull

Kylie Bull has 137 articles published.

Kylie Bull
Kylie Bull 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.

Advisory Panel Gives McAleenan Slate of Recommendations to Manage Surge of Family Migration

HSAC’s emergency interim report, released April 16, says the unprecedented surge in family unit (FMU) migration from Central America is overwhelming U.S. border agencies and the immigration system and that this crisis is endangering children.

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ISIS Somalia Second-in-Command Killed as Terror Group Plans More European Attacks

U.S. Africa Command conducted an airstrike on April 14, 2019, killing Abdulhakim Dhuqub, a high ranking ISIS-Somalia official. As second in command of ISIS-Somalia, Dhuqub was responsible for the daily operations of the extremist group, attack planning, and resource procurement.

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U.S. Hosts Security Leaders from Around the World to Combat Transnational Crime and Terrorism

The fifth annual Towards a More Safe and Secure World leadership program will see international participants from 56 countries meet with their counterparts in 16 U.S. cities to increase efforts to combat transnational crime and counter terrorism.

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DHS Awards ENSCO $2.9 Million Contract for Biological Hazard Detection

The contract covers continued work on SenseNet, an effort to develop a low-cost integrated sensor system that can detect biological health hazards in buildings and other high-occupancy indoor facilities.

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WikiLeaks’ Assange Arrested in London

“Julian Assange, 47, has today, Thursday 11 April, been arrested by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) at the Embassy of Ecuador,” police said.

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Clouds Remain over Cross-Border Data Storage Amid Calls for International Model

The Justice Department has announced the public release of a white paper on the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, known as the CLOUD Act, which enables law enforcement to request electronic evidence from service providers in the interests of public safety.

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GAO Tells FEMA to Address Weaknesses in Grant Management and Cybersecurity

FEMA awarded more than $22 billion in grants for four major disasters in 2017 alone. It manages these and other grants in numerous, disparate information technology systems that it has been attempting to modernize.

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GAO: Nuclear Regulators are Ignoring the Real Dangers of Dirty Bombs

The studies found that a large radiological dispersal device (RDD) could cause about $30 billion in damage and 1,500 fatalities from the evacuation, and a considerably smaller RDD could cause $24 billion in damage and 800 fatalities from the evacuation.

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Hackers Gain Access to High Value University Data Within Two Hours

Iranian hackers (linked to a criminal organization called the Mabna Institute) targeted UK universities via the ‘Silent Librarian’ campaign. And Stolen Pencil – a North Korean group – targeted individual academics with emails designed to trick them into downloading a malicious extension to the Chrome web browser.

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Britain Throws New Police Powers, Investment and Innovation at Knife Crime Culture

Knife crime has risen by two thirds since 2014, while the number of stop and searches have decreased. Along with a return to more stop and searches, six companies will fast-track innovative technologies that aim to detect people carrying knives in crowded places such as streets, railway stations and major events.

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