FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (16 Feb 2018)

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GIDEP Reports re Counterfeits – Jan 2011 thru Jan 2018

Here is a trend analysis of GIDEP Alerts and Problem Advisories concerning suspect counterfeits. The last time I published an analysis like this was in February of 2014[i] and its time for an update; particularly since we can anticipate FAR Case 2013-002 to wrap up this summer (Reporting of Nonconforming Items to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program).

To my eye, this data indicates a continuing decline in GIDEP reporting of suspect counterfeit findings. From 2013 through 2015, approximately forty (40) reports were published each year. Though sixty-one (61) reports were published in 2016, twenty-four (24) of them reporting the results of forensic analysis of several parts seized during a criminal investigation; if we remove these 24 reports from the population, that leaves 37 for the year 2016 which falls below the trend from 2013 through 2015. In 2017, the total number of reports fell to nearly half that of prior years.

GIDEP reports concerning suspect counterfeit microcircuits and semiconductors represent about 90% of findings reported over the 2011 through 2017 timeframe. However, reports concerning other products types are on the rise.

Original Equipment Manufacturers have published about two-thirds of the GIDEP Alerts and Problem Advisories concerning suspect counterfeits. Independent Distributors published 28% of these reports. US Government Agencies (four of them) published 8% of these reports. One report was published by a Franchised Distributor.

[i] Counterfeit Part Reporting Trends Revisited – Observations in anticipation of forthcoming regulations

 

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (9 Feb 2018)

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Counterfeit Prevention Standards Gap Analysis — 7 Feb 2018 Update

It has been quit a while since I worked on the standards gap analysis I have been maintaining. Here is an update…

Counterfeit Prevention, Detection and Avoidance Standards Gap Analysis for Hardware Products (Updated 7 Feb 2018)

Henry Livingston

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (2 Feb 2018)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (30 Jan 2018)

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Supply Chain Risk Management Reliability Standards

A Proposed Rule by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission …

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) proposes to approve supply chain risk management Reliability Standards CIP-013-1 (Cyber Security – Supply Chain Risk Management), CIP-005-6 (Cyber Security – Electronic Security Perimeter(s)) and CIP-010-3 (Cyber Security – Configuration Change Management and Vulnerability Assessments). The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), the Commission-certified Electric Reliability Organization, submitted the proposed Reliability Standards for Commission approval in response to a Commission directive. In addition, the Commission proposes that NERC develop and submit certain modifications to the supply chain risk management Reliability Standards.

More at federalregister.gov

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (19 Jan 2018)

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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda – FAR Case 2013-002: Reporting of Nonconforming Items to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program

This agenda provides summary descriptions of regulations being developed by the Civilian Agency Acquisition Council and the Defense Acquisition Regulations Council. The timetable for FAR Case 2013-002 shows a final rule is planned for release in June of this year…

Regulatory Agenda: Semiannual Regulatory Agenda; Regulatory Plan

(Nothing shown here for DFARS Case 2016-D013: Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts)

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (8 Jan 2018)

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