Monthly Archives: December 2012

NISTIR 7622 – Notional Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems, October 2012

New from NIST … Another example of work that includes “counterfeiting” as a major component of more broad problem encompassing supply chain risks such as “tampering”, “reduced or unwanted functionality”, “malicious content”, etc.

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No Chinese-made electronic parts in US planes with IAF: AK Antony – India – IBNLive

New Delhi: None of the aircraft supplied to Indian Air Force (IAF) by the United States contain ‘counterfeit’ electronic parts supplied by Chinese companies, Defence Minister AK Antony told Lok Sabha on Monday while citing a list of suppliers acquired from the US. …

More @ IBNLive

FAR / DFAR Case Update (7 Dec 2012)

Status updates from the 7 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 (extended)
  • DFARS Case 2012-D042: Business Systems Compliance – Report Due 12/12/2012
  • 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.

Don’t be caught on Santa’s naughty list: Canadians vulnerable to counterfeit purchases this holiday season – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ – Eighty-four per cent of Canadians say they have not knowingly purchased a counterfeit product, yet a recent survey commissioned by Microsoft Canada, suggests that Canadians do not know where the risks really lie. …

More @ PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee.

DARPA to look for hidden entrances in commercial IT devices – GSN

“Department of Defense researchers are looking for the hidden pathways into the everyday electronic gear used by consumers in the hope of preventing those devices from being turned into gateways for electronic attack or spying. …”

More @ GSN

FAR / DFAR Case Update (30 Nov 2012)

Status updates from the 30 November ‘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 12/05/2012
  • DFARS Case 2012-D042: Business Systems Compliance – Report Due 12/12/2012
  • 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.

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