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Kylie Bielby

Kylie Bielby has 538 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.

CBP Seizes Over $10 Million Worth of Narcotics in Major Interceptions Last Week

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Laredo Port of Entry seized hard narcotics valued at $6.5 million in two separate, unrelated enforcement actions at the World Trade Bridge.

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers stopped two travelers with handguns just two days before Thanksgiving at the Pittsburgh International Airport security checkpoint.  

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OIG Tells TSA to Improve Management of the Quiet Skies Program

The Quiet Skies program uses enhanced screening procedures on higher risk passengers, and Federal Air Marshal Service officers observe these individuals at airports and during flights.

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Cyber Attackers Could Trick Biologists Into Creating Toxins

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised the specter of bioterrorism. While defenses have usually been targeted at improving physical security, or cybersecurity in terms of sabotaging treatment and infrastructure, a team of researchers have found that biologists could be tricked into creating dangerous toxins in their labs.

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New Zealand Authorities Charge 13 Parties Over White Island Volcano Tragedy

WorkSafe New Zealand filed charges on November 30 against 13 parties in relation to the Whakaari/White Island volcanic eruption in December 2019. The WorkSafe agency is New Zealand’s primary workplace health and safety regulator.

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Revealed: The Most Common Passwords in 2020

In an era of increasing cyber awareness, fueled by the need for many to work from home, millions of people are still using “123456” to secure their online activity.

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Acronis Acquires CyberLynx and Announces WEF Collaboration

Acronis has acquired CyberLynx, an Israel-based cybersecurity consultancy firm with a presence in the U.K., Switzerland, and Luxembourg. 

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U.K. Counterterrorism Referrals Were Up 10 Percent Prior to Pandemic

In the year ending 31 March 2020, there were 6,287 referrals to the U.K. radicalization prevention program. This is an increase of 10% compared to the record low in the previous year.

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Europe Doubles Down on Online Terrorist Content

Recent acts of terrorism in France and Austria in October-November 2020, have further demonstrated the importance of disrupting the dissemination of terrorist and violent extremist propaganda during, and in the aftermath of, terrorist attacks. 

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GAO Warns That Debarred Contractors Could Still Win Federal Contracts

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says the Department of Labor determined that 60 contractors should be excluded from receiving new federal contracts for three years. 

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GAO: Agencies Should Assess Contracting Workforce Needs and Purchase Card Fraud Risk

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that not all agencies planned for or assessed their contracting workforce needs for disaster response, and only one of the six agencies GAO reviewed assessed how purchase card fraud risks change during disaster response.

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Weekly Update: TSA Firearm Detections

Perhaps the most noteworthy detection last week was at Philadelphia International Airport. It was the third time in three weeks that someone who works at the airport was found to have a firearm.

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OIG: DHS Components Have Not Fully Complied with Lautenberg Guidelines

OIG said CBP and Secret Service did not ensure law enforcement officers completed annual Lautenberg Amendment certifications as required.

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More TSA Checkpoints Start Using Credential Authentication Technology

The credential authentication technology (CAT) units consist of a passport reader, an ID card reader, a federal personal identity verification ID card reader, a monitor, a stand and a UV light.  

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U.S. Signs Air Transport Agreements with U.K. and Europe Ahead of Brexit

The agreement with the U.K. includes all of the essential elements of Open Skies, such as unrestricted capacity and frequency, open routes, open code-sharing opportunities, a liberal charter regime, and market-determined pricing.

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CBP Announces Simplified Arrival at Two More Airports

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced the implementation of Simplified Arrival at Miami International Airport (MIA) and George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

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