The time is right for the NCMA Webinar on NDAA Section 818: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts

This coming Wednesday (29 February), the National Contract Management Association is conducting a webnar on the counterfeit electronic part detection and avoidance requirements introduced in the FY2012 NDAA. …

I received correspondence with excellent questions concerning the timing of this event …

"I was thrilled to see that the NCMA was conducting a webinar on the related provision in the new NDAA that you are leading next week. But then I thought about it more and became skeptical about what there is to be said on the section when the rules that section 818 requires the DoD to draft have not been promulgated? Stated another way, is this webinar premature?"

Here is why the time is right …

Many organizations do not yet appreciate what will be expected of contractors and suppliers at all tiers. Some defense contractors and lower tier suppliers have been alerted to the forthcoming requirements by their customers along with expectations regarding compliance. Though policies and regulations may not yet be in play, enough is known about what to expect and it is prudent for organizations to become aware of the implications of these new requirements and prepare accordingly.

DOD has been developing policies and changes to regulations for counterfeit detection and avoidance. We anticipate that DOD representatives will pursue a dialog with industry to address implementation issues in advance of these policies and regulations. An understanding of the new requirements and it’s implications will assist contractors in preparing for this dialog.

This webnar will describe the requirements Section 818 of the FY2012 NDAA, it’s implications for contractors and suppliers at all tiers, and implementation issues from the perspective of the defense contractor.


2 thoughts on “The time is right for the NCMA Webinar on NDAA Section 818: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts

  1. According to NCMA, those who purchased the live webinar received an email message after the event yesterday with directions on how to access the 14-day unlimited access to the recording. For those who did not purchase the live webinar, the ‘on demand’ version will be available no later than March 7 from the link listed below …

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