Monthly Archives: December 2015

China’s counterfeiters aided by Western firms’ weak response – Herald-Whig –

” Many firms treat counterfeiting as a minor cost of doing business in China. Few spend the money required to tackle the powerful, hidden networks that drive China’s multibillion-dollar counterfeiting juggernaut. The failure of major Western brands to better manage fraud is not just a waste of money. It also makes it easier for potentially dangerous fakes to slip into global supply chains, and creates more work for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. ”

More at Herald-Whig

 

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New York Man Who Supplied Falsely Remarked Computer Chips Used in U.S. Military Helicopters is Sentenced – DOJ

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JEFFREY KRANTZ, 50, of New York, N.Y., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to three years of probation and ordered to pay a $100,000 fine for supplying customers with falsely remarked microprocessor chips, many of which were used in U.S. Military and commercial helicopters.

More at Justice.gov

Docket DARS-2015-0038, Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts–Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2014-D005

Comment period is closed for Docket DARS-2015-0038, Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts–Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2014-D005).
Written comments are available at Regulations.gov

Three Chinese Nationals Arrested for Scheme to Steal and Illegally Export Military-Grade Semiconductors – US DOJ

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that three Chinese nationals have been arrested on federal criminal complaints in connection with a scheme to obtain and illegally export sophisticated semiconductors stolen from the U.S. military. … After the undercover agent advised YAN that the Xilinx components could be stolen from a U.S. Navy base, YAN offered to provide fake Xilinx components that could be substituted for the stolen components in order to prevent detection of the theft. When asked whether the fake Xilinx components would work, YAN replied that “the fake one just look the same” but were “not ok for function.”

More at US DOJ

FAR / DFAR Case Update (7 Dec 2015)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Hoverboard Fires Caused by Counterfeit Batteries

“… According to Houston Customs and Border Protection, the reason we’re seeing so many hoverboards catch on fire has to do with counterfeit batteries infiltrating the market. …”

More at ABC 13 Eyewitness News

S.1356 – NDAA for FY2016 Becomes Public Law

On 11/25/2015, S.1356 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 became public law.

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

S.1356 includes amendments to the counterfeit electronic parts legislation found in Sec 818 of NDAA2012 (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 (30 Nov 2015)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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