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Articles By Anthony Kimery

Anthony Kimery is the former Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Homeland Security Today. He managed the magazine, daily online news operations and wrote the award-winning "Kimery Report," which covered a broad spectrum of HS-related issues, from public health preparedness to intelligence collection. He has 30-plus years of broad institutional knowledge and expertise in homeland/national security matters and issues as an editor, analyst, and consultant. He also serves as Advisory Board Member of Mississippi College’s Center for Counterterrorism Studies.

 

DHS-wide biometrics programs, issues, detailed in data mining report to Congress

The comprehensive, legally mandated new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office’s Data Mining Report to Congress provides detailed updates…

 

Medical biometrics R&D proving to also have wide-ranging security applications

Rapidly advancing mobile-device technologies and information-sharing platforms like “wearable devices,” are hurriedly being developed which can “capture a wide variety…

 

Biometrics required for new DOD bio/toxins lab access in response to security lapses

Various forms of biometrics are being incorporated at all Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and other facilities using dangerous Biological…

 

DHS biometrics expansion to be scrutinized by Privacy Office in new fiscal year

While Congress recently passed legislation imposing potentially expensive – but unfunded –reporting and compliance requirements on Customs and Border Protection…

 

TSA’s ‘Biometric Roadmap’ may need more funding under new law, former deputy administrator says

While the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] Modernization Act “will guide our efforts to modernize aviation passenger identity verification over the…

 

TSA unveils its ‘biometrics roadmap’ in wake of legislation requiring more scrutiny

Coming on the heels of the Transportation Security Administration [TSA] Modernization Act — the first ever reauthorization of TSA since…

 

Legislation puts more scrutiny and analysis on TSA’s expanding use of biometrics

Evaluation of the efficacy, privacy issues, and expanded use of biometrics by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) comprises a not…

 

DHS expanding, modifying records system involving sensitive PII sharing

As soon as the public comment period for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent system of records notice (SORN)…

 

IRS still needs to strengthen taxpayer authentication, protect PII

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) “ability to continuously monitor its current authentication methods, while also looking ahead to new identity…

 

Progress made, but CBP still confronts challenges implementing biometric entry-exit program

While Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “made considerable progress developing and implementing a biometric capability to track air passenger exits…

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