Feds, industry split over counterfeit parts strategy | Federal Times | federaltimes.com

Industry groups are crying foul over steps the government is taking to curb the growing problem of counterfeit parts making their way into products and weapons bought by the government. …

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2 thoughts on “Feds, industry split over counterfeit parts strategy | Federal Times | federaltimes.com

  1. Re “Industry is waiting around, [and] it’s beginning to impact performance because companies are anticipating liability” …

    I would be interested in feedback from others on ‘impact to performance’. I am not sure what this means particularly given the impact of a counterfeit part quality escape can have on performance, reputational risk and other consequences.

  2. Owen Peters says:

    Henry,
    It appears to me that some in the industry, and their trade groups, SIA and TechAmerica in particular, will do or say just about anything to avoid liability for counterfeit parts. And the government’s ability to forensically prove their culpability, well, it’s just too much of a threat to them.

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