“Over the past year and a half, there has been a flurry of legislative activity concerning counterfeit electronic parts in the Department of Defense’s (“DoD”) supply chain. The GAO and the Senate Armed Services Committee (“SASC”) have issued reports outlining the threats such parts pose to national security. A lengthy section of the fiscal year (“FY”) 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) put in place requirements and a process designed to eliminate counterfeit parts in the supply chain. The recently enacted FY 2013 NDAA modifies last year’s provision even before it has been fully implemented. Here is a brief overview of what has happened and what contractors can expect going forward. … ”
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