Convergence of Counterfeit and Cyber Threats: Understanding New Rules on Supply Chain Risk – Robert S. Metzger

“Section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (‘‘NDAA 2012’’) should be understood in the context that led to its enactment, and the harm that it sought to prevent. But as time has passed, since enactment of Section 818 late in 2011, the federal government’s perception of the threat has changed and so too has the emphasis of policy and regulatory initiatives being taken in response. … the increasing emphasis of DoD and other federal agencies (including the GSA) will be on protection against those counterfeits that present cyber risks. …”

Convergence of Counterfeit and Cyber Threats: Understanding New Rules on Supply Chain Risk“, Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 101 FCR, Feb. 18, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

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