FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (9 Nov 2018)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (2 Nov 2018)

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US ACCUSES CHINESE COMPANY OF STEALING MICRON TRADE SECRETS – WIRED

In an indictment unsealed Thursday, the DOJ accused China’s Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit, Taiwan’s United Microelectronics Corporation, and employees including Jinhua’s president, of economic espionage—of stealing proprietary technology from US-based Micron Technology to make dynamic random access memory chips, which are found in just about every gadget. 

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Senate Panel Seeks FBI Briefing on Super Micro Hacking Report – Bloomberg

A U.S. Senate committee asked the FBI and Department of Homeland Security for a classified briefing on a report saying China’s intelligence services used subcontractors to plant malicious chips in Super Micro Computer Inc. server motherboards.

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (26 Oct 2018)

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IPC Counterfeit Electronics Symposium: Methods For Detection And Best Practices For Avoidance

“Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane is on the frontlines in the battle against counterfeit electronics and their insertion into military technologies. Experts at NSWC Crane are leading the development of new technologies and practices to detect counterfeit electronics, and they are working directly with Defense Department contractors to audit their supply chains and leverage these new tools.

On November 13, IPC has arranged for members of the industry to get a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the work underway at NSWC Crane. This tour will kick-off IPC’s Counterfeit Electronics Symposium: Methods for Detection and Best Practices for Avoidance on November 14 during which participants will learn from and engage with NSWC Crane’s experts about how best to thwart the intrusion of counterfeit electronics in their own supply chains. … ”

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Trump to meet heads of Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop at Arizona air base – Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump [met] the chief executives of the biggest U.S. defense companies at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Friday to discuss how they can source more parts and materials domestically …

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Request for Public Comments Regarding Foreign Disposition of Certain Commodities

“The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the effects and costs that would result if BIS were to amend its regulations to reflect new export authorization requirements regarding electronic waste, including new recordkeeping requirements, reporting requirements, and data elements in the Automated Export System, maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau, to track electronic waste that is exported. Comments from all interested persons are welcome and will help BIS determine the feasibility and cost of implementing a mechanism for tracking and controlling electronic waste exports. …”

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (19 Oct 2018)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (15 Oct 2018)

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