Monthly Archives: May 2018

Thailand is new dumping ground for world’s high-tech trash, police say – Reuters

BANGKOK, May 30 (Reuters) – Thailand is a new dumping ground for scrap electronics from around the world, say police and environmentalists, the latest country to feel the impact of China’s crackdown on imports of high-tech trash. …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (25 May 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Annual Industrial Capabilities Report to Congress for 2018 – DoD Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy Office

This year’s report to congress includes a number of discussions concerning counterfeit parts (similar to reports from prior years).

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (18 May 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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AS6810 – Requirements for Accreditation Bodies when Accrediting Test Laboratories Performing Detection of Suspect/Counterfeit in Accordance with AS6171 General Requirements and the Associated Test Methods

The following document has been released …

AS6810 – Requirements for Accreditation Bodies when Accrediting Test Laboratories Performing Detection of Suspect/Counterfeit in Accordance with AS6171 General Requirements and the Associated Test Methods

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (14 May 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Technical Program Announced – CALCE/SMTA Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

Technical Symposium and Expo: June 26-28, 2018
Workshops: June 28, 2018
College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
College Park, MD

Technical session topics include:

  • What is being Counterfeited – Within and Beyond electronics?
  • Are the Standards Adequate to Protect You?
  • Panel Discussion – Challenges with AS671 Accreditation–Can it Handle Obsolete Parts?
  • Technological Solutions: Tagging, Tracing, Authenticating
  • How the US Government Agencies are Reacting
  • How to Detect Counterfeit Parts with Confidence
  • Bringing Information Security in the Solution Space
  • Impacts on Industry and Society

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DFARS Case 2016-D013: Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts

DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 that makes contractors and subcontractors subject to approval (as well as review and audit) by appropriate DoD officials when identifying a contractor-approved supplier of electronic parts. …

More at federalregister.gov

Orange County Electronics Distributor Charged with Selling Counterfeit Integrated Circuits with Military and Commercial Uses

LOS ANGELES – The owner of PRB Logics Corporation, an Orange County-based seller of electronic components, was arrested this morning on federal charges alleging he sold counterfeit integrated circuits, some of which could have been used in military applications. …

More at justice.gov

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