TSA Public Affairs spokesperson Greg Soule shares notes from the TSA on where the TWIC program stands and what is happening with the pilot projects. … Seattle says it is seeing a reduction in false alarms thanks to its alarm policy (which involves ECV). … Chicago Public Schools names a new security chief (Michelle Obama's cousin) as it tackles the very serious issue of a rise in violent deaths of its students. … For manufacturers, be aware that the chip-making industry is facing almost as much of a business struggle as U.S. automakers, and on that front, NEC and Renesas are merging with hopes to survive the downturn by consolidating. … The gunman at Hampton University is said to have gained access to the building by tailgating through an otherwise secured access point.