Monthly Archives: November 2015

FAR / DFAR Case Update (24 Nov 2015)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Trusted Microelectronics Workshop — February 3, 2016 

Trusted Microelectronics Workshop – February 3, 2016
Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center
Crystal City, VA
www.ndia.org/meetings/6290

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

FAR / DFAR Case Update (16 Nov 2015)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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The House Passes S.1356 – NDAA for FY2016

The House passed S.1356 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016.

https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1356

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.

 

FAR / DFAR Case Update (6 Nov 2015)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ … Part 5

Obsolescence Management and Its Relationship to Counterfeit Electronic Part Avoidance

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Trusted Defense Microelectronics: Future Access and Capabilities Are Uncertain – GAO Report GAO-16-185T (Oct 28, 2015)

“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. …”

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‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ … Part 4

Abolishing Counterfeit Electronic Parts Proliferation through Reporting, Quarantining, and Screening Reports from Credible Sources

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