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Trusted Microelectronics Workshop – February 3, 2016
Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center
Crystal City, VA
Save the date for NDIA’s sixth Trusted Microelectronics Workshop taking place on February 3, 2016 in Crystal City, VA.
In our last workshop, we heard from Government experts on their activities to ensure defense and national security systems have the protection of Trusted Microelectronics. Now it’s Industry’s turn to talk about their Trusted offerings and what can be done to increase the use of Trusted Microelectronics. Continue reading
The House passed S.1356 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.
S.1356 includes the same amendments to the counterfeit electronic parts legislation found in Sec 818 of NDAA2012 appearing in HR1735 vetoed by The President on 22 October (sec. 885).
S.1356 also includes a requirement for DoD to conduct a “Study of field failures involving counterfeit electronic parts” which also appeared in HR1735 (sec. 238).
More info available here.
“In April 2015, GAO found that the Department of Defense’s (DOD) access to trusted leading-edge microelectronics faced challenging consequences stemming from manufacturing costs, supply chain globalization, and market trends, creating uncertainty regarding future access about U.S.-based microelectronics sources. …”
More at GAO