FAR / DFAR Case Update (26 Aug 2015)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (20 Aug 2015)

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (12 Aug 2015)

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Counterfeit IC threat evolves with spread of clone parts – Military Embedded Systems

“The better government and industry get at detecting counterfeit parts, the better counterfeiters get at fooling detection techniques, especially today with remanufactured or cloned parts adding to the threat….”

More at Military Embedded Systems.

NDIA’s Trusted Microelectronics Workshop: The Future Landscape

Trusted Microelectronics Workshop
August 25, 2015
Alexandria, VA

NDIA is pleased to offer our fifth workshop designed to identify ways in which Trusted Microelectronics can contribute to greater systems security and information assurance. With participation from both Government and Industry, our half-day workshops have provided an effective forum for direct discussions of the challenges faced by policy makers, program managers, systems developers, and supply chain managers. Register today for the upcoming workshop on August 25th in Alexandria, VA. Continue reading

Counterfeit.com | The Economist

“… The problem has grown more complex as the fakery business has moved online. America’s trade representative predicted in April that online sales of pirated goods might exceed those in physical markets …”

Read more at The Economist.

New York Man Admits Supplying Falsely Remarked Computer Chips Used in U.S. Military Helicopters | USAO-CT | Department of Justice

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JEFFREY KRANTZ, 50, of New York, N.Y., waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to supplying customers with falsely remarked microprocessor chips, many of which were used in U.S. Military and commercial helicopters…. More at USAO-CT | Department of Justice.

New DoD Defense Contract Management Agency Instruction on Counterfeit Mitigation

DoD Defense Contract Management Agency Instruction DCMA-INST 1205 – Counterfeit Mitigation (July 6, 2015)


From DCMA Public Policy List.

This is a comprehensive instruction on how DCMA will go about surveillance and assessment of Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Avoidance and Detection Systems.

Here are some observations about this new instruction … Continue reading

Federal Register | Public Inspection: Revised Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards

“The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to approve seven critical infrastructure protection (CIP) Reliability Standards …

“… the global supply chain also enables opportunities for adversaries to directly or indirectly affect the management or operations of companies that may result in risks to the end user. Supply chain risks may include the insertion of counterfeits,
unauthorized production, tampering, theft, or insertion of malicious software, as well as poor manufacturing and development practices. To address these risks, NIST developed SP 800-161 to provide guidance and controls that can be used to comply with Federal Information Processing Standard 199 Standards for Security Categorization of Federal Information and Information Systems for Federal Government Information Systems. …”

via Federal Register.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center doctor named in lawsuit over fake surgical hardware – Baltimore Sun

This will be an interesting study on accountability for due dilligence and notification when counterfeit part escapes occur. HL

“The University of Maryland’s Baltimore Washington Medical Center is sending letters to about 250 spinal fusion patients who received hardware from a defunct California company accused of selling fake parts. …

The case highlights the growing problem of counterfeit medical devices and drugs that national and international regulators have sought to stem, and raises questions about how to best protect consumers. …

One local lawyer questioned why the recall didn’t prompt hospitals that used the hardware to investigate earlier and notify patients there was a possibility that counterfeit hardware had been implanted. …

… hospitals also have a responsibility to police the supply chain, and one “red flag” is financial arrangements doctors have with equipment and drug makers. … ”

via Baltimore Sun.


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