The security week that was: 05/01/09

A weekly surveillance of the news shaping your profession

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.