In May of this year, the Senate Armed Services Committee proposed an amendment to Section 818 of the NDAA for FY2012 (detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts).
This proposed amendment appears in S.2410 – Carl Levin National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015, Section 824 “Sourcing Requirements Related to Avoiding Counterfeit Electronic Parts”. According to Senate Report 113-176, “[SASC] recommends a provision that would clarify sourcing requirements related to avoiding counterfeit electronic parts.”
Within the Senate Report, SASC directs the Comptroller General to provide a report on counterfeit or suspect counterfeit electronic parts. This report is to include analysis of GIDEP reports (quantity and sources of supply); and a description of DOD efforts to work with the defense industrial base to improve contractor systems for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit parts.