Monthly Archives: May 2017

Counterfeit Prevention Standards Gap Analysis — 22 May 2017 Update

It has been quit a while since I worked onthe standards gap analysis I have been maintaining. Here is an update…

Counterfeit Prevention, Detection and Avoidance Standards Gap Analysis for Hardware Products (Updated 22 May 20178)

Henry Livingston

 

 

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (19 May 2017)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Recent DoD Adoption Notices (AS6171 and AS6496)

On 28 March 2017, the following standards were adopted by DoD (Adopting Activity: DLA Land and Maritime) …

  • SAE AS6171, “Test Method Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts”
  • SAE AS6496, “Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronics Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Authorized/Franchised Distribution”

Frequently Asked Questions for DFARS 252.246-7008 Sources of Electronic Parts

A colleague referred me to the following FAQ published by DoD on its Procurement Toolbox website…

Frequently Asked Questions for DFARS 252.246-7008 Sources of Electronic Parts (OCT 2016)

“We are providing this list of FAQs as a resource for industry in assisting with their questions regarding the recently published DFARS clause 252.246-7008 SOURCES OF ELECTRONIC PARTS that further implements prevention of counterfeit electronic parts guidance.”

 

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (12 May 2017)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Other DFARS Cases of Interest

A colleague referred me to two open DFARS cases that may be of interest to this audience. Both are related to counterfeit parts avoidance regulations …

DFARS 2017-D014 “Use of Commercial or Non-Government Standards”
Synopsis: Implements section 875 of the NDAA for FY 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328), which requires DoD to use commercial or non-Government standards in lieu of military specifications and standards, and encourage contractors to propose commercial or non-Government standards and industry-wide practices that meet the intent of the military specifications and standards.
Status: 05/03/2017 DARC received Quality Assurance Cmte draft proposed DFARS rule. Will discuss draft proposed DFARS rule on 05/17/2017.

DFARS 2017-D021 “Contractor Business Systems”
Synopsis: Implements sections 893 of the NDAA for FY 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328) to revise the requirements for review of contractor business systems.
Status: 01/11/2017 DARC Director tasked Ad Hoc Cmte. to draft proposed DFARS rule. Report due 03/08/2017. Report due date extended to 05/24/2017.

 

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (5 May 2017)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (28 APR 2017)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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SMTA/CALCE Announce Program for Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

The SMTA and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) announce the technical program for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials this June 27-29, 2017 in College Park, Maryland. … More