Monthly Archives: June 2014

FAR / DFAR Case Update (27 June 2014)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Briefings from Public Meeting — Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Items

DoD, GSA and NASA hosted a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding expanded reporting of nonconforming items.

Briefings from this meeting are available on regulations.gov

Wanted: evidence-based cyber risk ratings (The Problem With Cyber Insurance)

The issues described in this article are very similar to the challanges to quantifying a risk-based approach to counterfeit electronic part avoidance and detection….

The Problem With Cyber Insurance – Information Week / DARKReading

Briefings from Public Meeting — Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts — Further Implementation

DoD hosted a public meeting to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding further implementation of the requirement for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts, as required by a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.

Briefings from this meeting have been posted on the DPAP website.

 

Korean Industry Perspective on Counterfeit, Fraudulent, & Suspect Items (CFSI)

At this year’s NRC Workshop on Vendor Oversight Conference, representatives from the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Company (KNHP) presented briefings on their perspectives on counterfeit, fraudulent, and suspect items (CFSI) identified in the commercial nuclear industry of South Korea.

More at 2014 NRC Workshop on Vendor Oversight Conference

FAR / DFAR Case Update (10 June 2014)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Federal Acquisition Regulations: Expanded Reporting of Nonconforming Items

DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to revise the FAR to expand Government and contractor requirements for reporting of nonconforming items in partial implementation of section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 and implement requirements of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) Policy Letter 91-3, entitled “Reporting Nonconforming Products,” dated April 9, 1991. While section 818 applied only to DoD, only to electronic products, and only to contractors covered by the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), the FAR Council concluded that the principles expressed in section 818 should be applied beyond DoD, should not be limited to electronic products, and should not be limited to CAS-covered contractors.

More @ federalregister.gov

Implications Of New Rules In US For Indias Defence Management – Analysis | Eurasia Review

“… Early last month, the United States issued a DFARS (Defence Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement) revision governing detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts… These new US developments will impact Indian suppliers acting in any sub-contracting capacity; and could also perhaps inform Indian Ministry of Defence MoD’s efforts for streamlining its own Defence Procurement Procedure DPP, which presently lacks similar guidance on detection, reporting and liabilities in respect of counterfeit parts in defence purchases. …

More at Eurasia Review.

 

FAR / DFAR Case Update (30 May 2014)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Importing and Selling Counterfeit Intergrated Circuits from China and Hong Kong – USDOJ

Peter Picone, 41, of Methuen, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Hartford, Connecticut to importing thousands of counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs) from China and Hong Kong and then reselling them to U.S. customers, including contractors supplying them to the U.S. Navy for use in nuclear submarines.

More at USDOJ