Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …
A Massachusetts man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for importing thousands of counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs) from China and Hong Kong and reselling them to U.S. customers, including contractors supplying them to the U.S. Navy for use in nuclear submarines. …
More at Department of Justice
The House passed the conference National Defense Authorization Act for FY2016.
In the February 2014, I prepared a paper on counterfeit part reporting trends…
Livingston, H., “Counterfeit Part Reporting Trends Revisited – Observations in anticipation of forthcoming regulations”, February 2014
Below is an updated chart showing the quantity of GIDEP reports (“Alerts” and “Problem Advisories”) published from January 2011 through September 2015 describing counterfeit or suspect counterfeit instances.
The following US Military Standard was reinstated 26 August 2015….
MIL-STD-11991A Department of Defense Standard Practice, General Standard for Parts, Materials, and Processes
Take note of Appendix C re “Prohibited PM&P”
This document is available from ASSIST.
Here is an update to the standards gap analysis I have been maintaining. It now includes …
A draft notice was published 21 September in the Federal Register concerning a revision to the counterfeit electronic parts DFARS on counterfeit electronic parts. This proposed rule revises DFARS 212.301, 246.870 and DFARS clause 252.246-7007, which is limited to contractors subject to government cost accounting standards (CAS); and the proposed rule introduces a new clause, 252.246-70XX, that is not limited to contractors subject to CAS and will apply to small business set-asides.
The proposed rule under DFARS Case 2014-D005 aligns with recommendations from industry subject matter experts in a key areas, and goes a long way to help align DoD and defense contractors on (1) where counterfeit electronic parts risk lie, and (2) where to direct risk-based processes. Areas that industry should view favorably include the following:
However, the proposed rule leaves other issues unresolved and introduces significant ambiguities:
DoD is proposing to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement a requirement of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, as modified by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, that addresses required sources of electronic parts for defense contractors and subcontractors….