Opinion – You Don’t Have To Report Counterfeits to DOD IG – LAW360 (6 Oct 2014)

Law360 has published a piece prepared by Bob Metzger that takes exception to the position of the DoD IG that contractors must disclose to the IG when they detect counterfeit electronics.

The author’s analysis is the IG’s position on reporting is not required by statute or regulation. The discovery of a counterfeit, by a contractor with a system to detect and avoid counterfeit parts, indicates that the contractor is in compliance with the law. Disclosure to the IG should be reserved to situations where the contractor knowingly engaged in fraudulent or improper activity.

The article was published yesterday (6 Oct 2014) in Law360’s sites for Government Contracts, Aerospace & Defense and Public Policy.

UPDATE: Bob Metzger provided a copy of the article. Law360 has granted him permission to post, print and email this article …

You Don’t Have To Report Counterfeits to DOD IG


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