Monthly Archives: January 2013

Using Reclaimed Parts – counterfeiting operations vs. maintenance and repair operations

During the recent ARO/CHASE Workshop on Counterfeit Electronics, one of our discussions concerned the use of reclaimed parts and general comparisons between counterfeiting operations where electronic parts are removed from eWaste versus maintenance and repair operations applied by DoD depots and contractor operated facilities.

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“Counterfeit, Fraudulent, Suspect Item Training Offerings” by the NRC

The US Nuclear Regularoty Commission (NRC) recently issued a notice concerning training on “how to detect potential counterfeit, fraudulent, and suspect items
(CFSI) that may enter the supply chain.”

More at US NRC

Current State of Third Party Lab Capabilities in Counterfeit Detection

The Army Research Office (ARO) and CHASE Center at UConn organized a special Workshop on Counterfeit Electronics. This event included speakers from industry, government, and academia to share ideas, problems, and discuss issues and solutions related to counterfeit detection, prevention, and supply chain security and management. Among the variety of topics discussed, subject matter experts described the current state-of-the-art in the domain of counterfeit detection and avoidance.

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U.S. IPEC Intellectual Property Spotlight, November-December 2012 Edition

From the US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator …
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FAR / DFAR Case Update (28 Jan 2013)

Status updates from the 28 January ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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ABA Webinar – The Counterfeit Parts Crisis: Government and Industry Initiatives to Address the Issue | ABA Center for Professional Development

“… Join a balanced panel of experts, including an associate general counsel at the Defense Logistics Agency, an in-house counsel for a major aerospace prime, and two private practitioners who specialize in this area as they discuss

  • new statutory requirements and regulatory actions;
  • critical regulatory issues and industry concerns;
  • industry initiatives to meet legal requirements;
  • government oversight of industry efforts;
  • best practices for ensuring compliance;
  • potential industrial base impacts; and
  • risk management and contracting strategies.”

More at ABA Center for Professional Development.

The 4th UKEA ‘Anti Counterfeiting Forum’ Seminar

The 4th UKEA ‘Anti Counterfeiting Forum’ Seminar –
“Strategies for Counterfeit Avoidance in the Electronics Supply Chain”
Wednesday 20th February 2013

As elsewhere, counterfeit electronic components are a growing threat in the UK but advice and guidance are at hand. Following the success of our previous events, the UK Electronics Alliance is organising a further seminar to be held at 1VS Conference Centre in London. …

More at UKEAAgenda

Update From DLA re DNA Authentication Marking

“DNA Marking requirements are unique to FSC 5962 and are being instituted for the safety of our service men and women. Effective immediately, only trusted sources who comply with Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) marking requirements in DLAD 52.211-9074 are eligible to receive FSC 5962 awards from DLA. There are no exceptions. …”

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Course on Federal Contracting Includes ‘Counterfeit Parts Regulations’

FYI to US Government contracts professionals ….

Federal Contracting Essentials for Product Providers

“Suppliers, dealers and resellers face many new rules and regulations governing the sale of their products to the federal government. New Trade Agreements Act certification requirements and crack-downs on counterfeit parts are just a few of the changes placing suppliers under more scrutiny. …”

According to the instructor, Eric Crusius, Esq., this course will include a discussion of counterfeit parts regulations. Topics include DLA’s DNA requirement for Electronic Microcircuits, a look at the FY 2012 NDAA (Sec. 818), a look at the FY 2013 NDAA (Sec. 833), latest FAR updates and compliance requirements.

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Federal Register | Sentencing Guidelines for United States Courts

A Notice by the United States Sentencing Commission on 01/18/2013

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