Monthly Archives: October 2015

Selection and Use of Industry Standards to Establish, Implement, and Assess a “Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System”

New DoD regulations encourage the use of industry standards to establish and implement a “Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System” and to serve as criteria for assessing the adequacy the contractor’s system.  Continue reading

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FAR / DFAR Case Update (2 Oct2015)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Trafficking Counterfeit Military Goods

A Massachusetts man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for importing thousands of counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs) from China and Hong Kong and reselling them to U.S. customers, including contractors supplying them to the U.S. Navy for use in nuclear submarines. …

More at Department of Justice

NDAA2016 and further amendments to Sec 818 of NDAA2012

The House passed the conference National Defense Authorization Act for FY2016.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/1735

The conference report is available hereContinue reading

FAR / DFAR Case Update (25 Sep 2015)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Counterfeit Part Reporting Trends – Revisited

In the February 2014, I prepared a paper on counterfeit part reporting trends…

 Livingston, H., “Counterfeit Part Reporting Trends Revisited – Observations in anticipation of forthcoming regulations”, February 2014

Below is an updated chart showing the quantity of GIDEP reports (“Alerts” and “Problem Advisories”) published from January 2011 through September 2015 describing counterfeit or suspect counterfeit instances.

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