Monthly Archives: April 2012

CALCE/SMTA Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Electronic Supply Chain Symposium East

WHEN: June 26 – 28, 2012

LOCATION: Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland at College Park

Trends in Standards Activity – Changes in Scope and Gaps in Product Authentication Requirements

During engagements in standards activity surrounding counterfeit avoidance and detection, I observed two recent trends that to my knowledge have not been widely publicized to the user community at large:

  • Changes to the scope of these standards
  • Gaps in product authentication requirements between standards directed to contractors vs standards directed to part distributors

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IAQG Priorities for 2012 – “Counterfeit Parts” appears as #2 under “Requirements”

Earlier this year, I posted an entry discussing the compelling need for Quality Management System Standards to embrace key tenets of counterfeit parts avoidance and detection. In its April 2012 newsletter, the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) discusses its score card for 2011 and priorities for 2012. I am pleased to see that “counterfeit parts” appears at #2 on the list of priorities for 2012 within the IAQC score card for “Requirements” (see page 2). I anxiously await the IAQG’s plan specific to counterfeit parts and actions to initiate definitive steps to embed counterfeit avoidance elements into QMS standards and supplier certification programs.

An Interesting Perspective From Singapore: “Fake Electronic Imports A Worry For US Defence”

Fake Electronic Imports A Worry For US Defence

Singapore Straits Times
April 9, 2012
Pg. 16

Fake Electronic Imports A Worry For US Defence

By Robert Karniol, Defence Writer

THE United States Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to issue a report on counterfeit electronic parts in the Pentagon’s supply chain within weeks. It is likely to have implications affecting defence forces worldwide.

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2011 U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Annual Report On Intellectual Property Enforcement (March 2012)

“… The 2011 Annual Report is the second report in a three-year reporting cycle. While there is more work to be done, the accomplishments highlighted in this report represent a holistic and coordinated U.S. Government approach in identifying and implementing strategies to enforce U.S. intellectual property rights. This work is the product of joint efforts within the Executive Branch as well as partnerships between Federal agencies, state and local governments, private industry, labor unions, and foreign governments. …”