An Appraisal of Select Provisions of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act – Federal Contracts Report

The 8 January issue of Bloomberg BNA’s “Federal Contracts Report” includes an article on select provisions of the FY2013 NDAA specific to supply chain risk management and counterfeit parts prevention:

“An Appraisal of Select Provisions of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act”
By Robert S. Metzger, Rogers Joseph O’Donnell P.C.

Mr Metzger describes three sections within the FY 2013 NDAA that concern requirements, imposed on DOD and industry, intended to detect, avoid and, where possible, eliminate exposure to counterfeit parts:

  • Section 807 supports DOD’s “Item Unique Identification (IUID) Initiative,” which requires special markings to facilitate authentication and tracking of parts and other assets.
  • Section 833 provides a very limited “safe harbor” to DOD contractors who receive counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts from the government.
  • Section 1603 requires the Secretary of Defense to develop a strategy for the “national technology and industrial base to achieve objectives” that include reducing the presence and risk of counterfeit parts.

A copy of this article can be obtained through Bloomberg BNA …

Federal Contracts Report: News Archive >;; 2013 >;; Latest Developments >;; BNA Insights >;; DOD: An Appraisal of Select Provisions of …

UPDATE….
Bob Metzger has made this paper available here.

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