One of the biggest credential formats in the US is barely hanging on. With over 3 million TWIC cards issued, it is one of the most common ID carried by federal employees and private contractors alike to enter sensitive security areas like seaports.
However, after hundreds of millions have been spent, politicians and security managers alike are asking "Is this worth it?" A new Congressional inquiry will likely spell the end of TWIC. In this note we look at the issue and how it impacts the access control market.