Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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President Signs Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act

From the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator …
Sent Sunday, December 30, 2012 9:31 PM …

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USTR Reaches Agreement with Russian Federation on IP

From the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator …

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (21 Dec 2012)

Status updates from the 21 December ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

  • DFARS Case 2012-D055: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts – 11/20/2012 Case manager forwarded draft proposed rule to DAR editor. DAR editor reviewing.
  • DFARS Case 2012-D050: Supply Chain Risk – Report Due 1/16/2013. (extended)
  • DFARS Case 2012-D042: Business Systems Compliance – Report Due 1/9/2013. (extended)
  • FAR Case 2012-024: Commercial and Government Entity Code – Draft proposed FAR rule from FAR analyst to OFPP. OFPP reviewing.
  • FAR Case 2012-032: Higher-Level Contract Quality Requirements – Report Due 1/9/2013. (extended)
  • 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.

FY2013 NDAA – Implementing IUID to Combat Counterfeit Parts

Section 807 of the FY2013 NDAA identifies the use of Item Unique Identification (IUID) as a means to combat the growing problem of counterfeit parts in the military supply chain …

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FY2013 NDAA – National Security Strategy for the National Technology and Industrial Base

Section 1603 of the FY2013 NDAA introduces an amendment to include additional objectives within the national security strategy for the national technology and industrial base …

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Status Update Re NDAA for FY 2013 – Sec. 833. Contractor Responsibilities in Regulations Relating To Detection and Avoidance Of Counterfeit Electronic Parts.

Congress approved an amendment to Section 818 of the FY2012 NDAA concerning allowable costs in the event of a counterfeit electronic component quality escape. Though the amendment does not include purchases from ‘trusted suppliers’ (see earlier post), it does include material provided to the contractor as Government property…

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USTR Announces Results of Special 301 Review of Notorious Markets | Office of the United States Trade Representative

“Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk today announced the results of the Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets. The review lists more than 30 Internet and physical markets that exemplify marketplaces that deal in infringing goods and services, facilitating and sustaining global piracy and counterfeiting. …”

More @ The Office of the United States Trade Representative.

FAR / DFAR Case Update (14 Dec 2012)

Status updates from the 14 December ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

  • DFARS Case 2012-D055: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts – 11/20/2012 Case manager forwarded draft proposed rule to DAR editor. DAR editor reviewing.
  • DFARS Case 2012-D050: Supply Chain Risk – Report Due 12/19/2012
  • DFARS Case 2012-D042: Business Systems Compliance – Report Due 12/19/2012 (extended)
  • FAR Case 2012-024: Commercial and Government Entity Code – Draft proposed FAR rule from FAR analyst to OFPP. OFPP 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.