Monthly Archives: December 2011

Missile Defense Agency Will Fight Parts Defects – Bloomberg‏

U.S. missile defense contractors for the first time will be held financially responsible for poor- quality parts, such as those that have caused failures and delays to multimillion-dollar tests, according to documents and congressional testimony. …

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New and Troublesome Definition of the Term “Counterfeit Part”

Defense and Aerospace subject matter experts have included “used parts represented as new” in the definition of the terms “counterfeit part” and “counterfeit component” for the past several years and for good reason. Continue reading

FY2012 NDAA Section 818 – Implications for Contractors

On 29 November 2011, the Senate approved an amendment by Senate Armed Services Committee to strengthen protections against counterfeit electronic parts coming into the defense supply system.

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