DLA is looking at alternative marking or other technologies with the thought of matching them with commodities with high risk for counterfeits.
The following is a recent announcement from LMI ….
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is seeking industry input on anti-counterfeiting measures.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is determined to deter counterfeit parts from entering its supply chains. LMI is a not-for-profit strategic consulting firm committed to providing government leaders with innovative solutions that make a difference. LMI is conducting an industry survey for DLA to identify anti-counterfeiting and/or authentication measures that could help protect our nation’s warfighters. …
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LMI is conducting an industry survey for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). LMI is a not-for-profit strategic consulting firm committed to providing government leaders with innovative solutions that make a difference. We have identified (insert organization name) as an influential stakeholder and would appreciate your participation.
DLA is committed to deterring counterfeit parts from entering its supply chains. The Agency is already taking measures to buy from trusted sources, require traceability documentation, and increase product testing. DLA is investigating additional anti-counterfeiting and/or authentication measures to help protect our nation’s warfighters.
LMI conducted an extensive literature search and identified influential stakeholders, such as (insert organization name), for the DLA commodities at highest risk of counterfeiting. This survey effort will keep all responses confidential. We will not report individual responses to DLA. Please answer the four (4) questions below to help us identify organizations willing to help DLA in our mutual battle against counterfeits. Kindly let us know if you do not want to participate. We will then not inconvenience you further.
1. Is your organization or industry investigating any anti-counterfeiting or authentication measures? If so, what are they?
2. Is your organization or industry employing any anti-counterfeiting or authentication technology? If so, what type (e.g., covert marking, unique serialization, etc.)?
3. Does your organization have a designated lead for anti-counterfeiting efforts? If so, what is that person’s title?
4. Would your organization be willing to discuss your non-proprietary anti-counterfeiting efforts with us? If so, please provide contact information.
Our points of contact are Joe Doyle, email@example.com, 425.985.0927, and Brian Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703.917.7487. It would be most helpful if you respond by 05 July 2013.
Thank you for your participation in this important initiative,
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