Monthly Archives: October 2012

DMSMS & Standardization Conference 2012 Agenda

This year’s DMSMS & Standardization Conference includes a broad variety of panels, briefings and training on the counterfeiting issue. Here is an excerpt from the official agenda…

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (26 Oct 2012)

Status updates from the 26 October ‘Open Cases Reports’.

  • DFARS Case 2012-D055: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts – Report due 31 Oct 2012
  • DFARS Case 2012-D050: Supply Chain Risk – Report due 14 Nov 2012
  • DFARS Case 2012-D042: Business Systems Compliance – Report due 31 Oct 2012
  • FAR Case 2012-024: Commercial and Government Entity Code – Draft proposed FAR rule from FAR analyst to CAAC Legal. CAAC Legal reviewing
  • FAR Case 2012-032: Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirements – DARC Director tasked ad hoc team to draft proposed FAR rule. Report due 12/19/2012
  • FAR Case 2013-002: Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Supplies – DARC Director tasked Ad Hoc Team to draft proposed FAR rule. Report due 1/23/2013

See the FAR/DFAR page for details.

New FAR Case 2013-002: “Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Supplies”

FAR Case 2013-002: (S) Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Supplies

Synopsis: Expands Government and contractor requirements for reporting of nonconforming supplies. Partial implementation of section 818 of the NDAA for FY 2012.

Status: 10/18/2012 DARC Director tasked Ad Hoc Team to draft proposed FAR rule. Report due 1/23/2013.

See FAR/DFARS page

Executive Panel to Discuss DoD Anti-Counterfeiting Implementation Policy at the 2012 DMSMS & Standardization Conference

The 2012 DMSMS & Standardization Conference will include a panel of DoD executives that will discuss how DoD plans to address the requirements and work with Industry to deploy and implement policy required by Section 818 of the FY2012 NDAA.

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New Whitepaper: Health and Safety Risks of Counterfeits |

“ [Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade] today has released a white paper outlining the pervasiveness of counterfeit products within global supply chains. The report, titled Health and Safety Risks from Counterfeits in the Supply Chain, highlights a number of examples where counterfeits have infiltrated supply chains in industries including defense, food, transportation, and pharmaceuticals. …. ”

New Whitepaper: Health and Safety Risks of Counterfeits |



“Canada not tracking fake military parts, emails suggest” – CBC News

Internal documents obtained by CBC News call into question the Harper government’s claim that Canadian military equipment is clear of counterfeit Chinese parts discovered in American aircraft, missiles and other weapons.

“More at CBC News.

ICE-HSI Arrests Two in Connection with Counterfeit Airbags

From IPEC…

Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 05:34 PM Eastern Standard Time
Subject: ICE-HSI Arrests Two in Connection with Counterfeit Airbags

Yesterday, ICE-HSI and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan announced that two men were arrested and charged with trafficking in counterfeit airbags. That announcement can be found here. ICE and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued warnings to consumers regarding the dangers of counterfeit airbags.

Consumers need to be aware of the dangers of counterfeit parts and components that are essential to passenger safety. I applaud the ongoing work of the IPR Center and the Department of Justice to investigate and notify the public about intellectual property crimes that pose significant risks to public safety.

Best wishes,

Victoria Espinel
U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator
Executive Office of the President

DLA RFI for DNA Marking Technologies

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is seeking information concerning existing techniques and technologies that provide the ability to mark items in a manner that authenticates the source of supply via an unalterable, untamperable means. …

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DLA’s Assessment of Counterfeit Risk

A recent Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) briefing on “Counterfeit Items Detection & Prevention” includes an assessment of counterfeiting activity discovered within DLA’s supply chain. This assessment could be used to set the foundation for risk-based and application focused approaches to counterfeit avoidance. While industry market analysis tends to report counterfeiting risks associated with a subset of products falling within one Federal Supply Group (electronic components), this analysis covers sixty-nine (69) Federal Supply Groups managed by DLA. The end result is DLA’s assessment of “low”, “moderate” and “high” counterfeiting risk across all of these Federal Supply Groups and 505 Federal Supply Classes falling within these Federal Supply Groups.

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