FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (13 Jul 2018)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (6 Jul 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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SWFL companies accused of importing, selling counterfeit products – WBBH

“Two Southwest Florida companies are accused of importing then selling counterfeit electronic parts according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. …”

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (2 Jul 2018)

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N.J. manufacturer placed soldiers’ lives at risk, man says in whistleblower suit – NJ.com

“A New Jersey man has filed a whistleblower lawsuit alleging he was fired from his quality assurance job after complaining the company used foreign-made pieces on tanks that placed the lives of U.S. soldiers at risk. …”

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Inapplicability of Certain Laws and Regulations to Commercial Items (DFARS Case 2017–D010)

“DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 that addresses the inapplicability of certain laws and regulations to the acquisition of commercial items, including commercially available off-the-shelf items. …”
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NDAA 2019 – PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST MACHINE-VISION TECHNOLOGIES TO DETERMINE THE AUTHENTICITY AND SECURITY OF MICROELECTRONIC PARTS IN WEAPON SYSTEMS

The NDAA for 2019 passed by the Senate 19 June discusses “a pilot program to test the feasibility and reliability of using machine-vision technologies to determine the authenticity and security of microelectronic parts in weapon systems.”

(Thank you to G Bogert for bringing this to my attention)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (22 Jun 2018)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (18 Jun 2018)

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2017 ERAI Reported Parts Analysis

ERAI reported a total of 771 suspect counterfeit and nonconforming parts in 2017, which shows a marked decline from the last several years, despite an increase in global semiconductor sales. The decline, while interesting in itself, cannot be considered a change in the overall trend without taking into consideration data from future years. …

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