TechAmerica Webcast: FY12 NDAA Section 818 and Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts

If your organization is a member of TechAmerica (, you may find this webcast informative…. 
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  TO: Supply Chain Assurance Subcommittee
CC: Procurement Policy Committee
Defense Cyber Subcommittee
Cybersecurity Committee
FROM: Trey Hodgkins, SVPTechAmerica and our partner Rogers Joseph O’Donnell are pleased to invite you to join us for a webcast on Monday, April 16, 2012 from 2:00 – 3:30 PM ET to discuss FY12 National Defense Authorization Act Section 818 titled, “Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts” and the current efforts to implement it.  Date and time details are provided below and instructions to connect to the webcast are included in the confirmation email message sent to registrants upon completion of the the registration process.Registration is required and can be completed by following this link. 

If you encounter problems registering via the link above, please register by email.  You may email Zac Kayle at

Section 818 of the FY 2012 Defense Authorization addresses the very real threat to national security posed by counterfeit parts in the military supply chain.  The law requires DoD, by June 28, 2012, to complete an internal assessment of its policies and systems for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts.  Ninety days later, on or before September 26, 2012, DoD is to publish new DFARS regulations applicable to contractors.  The new law makes DoD contractors responsible for detection and elimination of counterfeit parts.  Contractors will be required to purchase from “trusted suppliers” and to establish new policies and procedures to reduce the risk of counterfeit parts and to respond to situations when they are suspected or found.  The webcast will review the new law, highlight key events that led to its passage, and assess the critical regulatory issues where industry should focus to assure sensible, cost-effective  implementation.  Also covered will be strategies that industry should consider to anticipate the new law and ease the transition to full compliance.

Presenters are Bob Metzger and Jeff Chiow of the Washington office of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell.   Bob, who joined RJO in June 2011 to open the D.C. office, is recognized by Chambers as a leading government contracts lawyer (national) and is a frequent author and speaker on acquisition matters.  Jeff Chiow, who joined RJO late in 2011, is a graduate of George Washington University Law School and a former Marine Corps aviator.  Jeff previously worked at the Venable and Blank Rome law firms.

RJO Update on Counterfeit Parts April 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012
2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

Details will be sent to participants as part of the registration confirmation.

For questions regarding registration for this webcast, please contact Angelica Hamilton at and for questions regarding this webcast, please contact Trey Hodgkins at


Trey Hodgkins
Senior Vice President
601 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
North Building, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20004

P 703.284.5310


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