DMSMS 2019 Sessions on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

This year’s Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) / Parts Obsolescence Symposium includes a number of training and technical sessions on a variety of topics concerning counterfeit parts & materials, and cyber physical system security.

The agenda and session abstracts are available from the DMSMS 2019 website.

Here is a summary listing of these sessions based on the agenda as of 17 October …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (15 October 2019)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (4 October 2019)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (27 September 2019)

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Hundreds of Component Buyers Scammed by Fraudulent Websites – ERAI

“Malicious individual(s) are continuing to use premium Google placement to entice victims into placing orders that require advanced payment for goods which the perpetrators do not intend to ship. To date, ERAI has recorded losses totaling in excess of $300,000.00 and has notified appropriate law enforcement agencies. Organizations around the world and from various industry sectors have been, and continue to be, targets. …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (20 September 2019)

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Compelling evidence of counterfeiting

Several GIDEP reports have been published over the past month describing samples of parts seized during the investigation of PRB Electronics. Here is an excerpt from my favorite report thus far …

The part in this Alert was determined to be suspect counterfeit due to the box containing these parts was marked “Counterfeit Parts”, while the inside of the box had a post-it note stating “Caps are counterfit [sic] out of tolerance.” …

A prosecutor’s dream.

 

 

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (13 September 2019)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (9 September 2019)

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Federal purchasing agency to stop acquiring used electronics – E-Scrap News

The federal government plans to cease buying refurbished and used IT equipment through its main acquisition arm, the General Services Administration. 

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The author argues that this ‘cuts the knees out of the small businesses’ …. My view is that this is a necessary step to prevent the government from acquiring contaminated hardware. Small businesses need to do more to protect their customers.

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