NDAA 2019 – PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST MACHINE-VISION TECHNOLOGIES TO DETERMINE THE AUTHENTICITY AND SECURITY OF MICROELECTRONIC PARTS IN WEAPON SYSTEMS

The NDAA for 2019 passed by the Senate 19 June discusses “a pilot program to test the feasibility and reliability of using machine-vision technologies to determine the authenticity and security of microelectronic parts in weapon systems.”

(Thank you to G Bogert for bringing this to my attention)

H.R.5515 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019

(Passed by US Senate – 06/19/2018)

SEC. 5203. PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST MACHINE-VISION TECHNOLOGIES TO DETERMINE THE AUTHENTICITY AND SECURITY OF MICROELECTRONIC PARTS IN WEAPON SYSTEMS.

    (a) Pilot Program Authorized.–The Under Secretary of Defense for 

Research and Engineering, in coordination with the Defense 

Microelectronics Activity, shall establish a pilot program to test the 

feasibility and reliability of using machine-vision technologies to 

determine the authenticity and security of microelectronic parts in 

weapon systems.

    (b) Objectives of Pilot Program.–The objective of the pilot 

program required by subsection (a) shall include determining the 

following:

            (1) The effectiveness and technology readiness level of 

        machine-vision technologies to determine the authenticity of 

        microelectronic parts at the time of the creation of such part 

        through final insertion of such part into weapon systems.

            (2) The best method of incorporating machine-vision 

        technologies into the process of developing, transporting, and 

        inserting microelectronics into weapon systems.

            (3) The rules, regulations, or processes that hinder the 

        development and incorporation of machine-vision technologies, 

        and the application of such rules, regulations, or processes to 

        mitigate counterfeit microelectronics proliferation throughout 

        the Department of Defense.

    (c) Consultation.–In carrying out the pilot program required by 

subsection (a), the Under Secretary may consult with the following:

            (1) Manufacturers of semiconductors or electronics.

            (2) Industry associations relating to semiconductors or 

        electronics.

            (3) Original equipment manufacturers of products for the 

        Department of Defense.

            (4) Nontraditional defense contractors (as defined in 

        section 2302 of title 10, United States Code) that are machine-

        vision companies.

            (5) Federal laboratories (as defined in section 2500 of 

        title 10, United States Code).

            (6) Other elements of the Department of Defense that fall 

        under the authority of the Under Secretary of Defense for 

        Research and Engineering.

    (d) Commencement and Duration.–The pilot program established under this section shall be established not later than April 1, 2019, and all activities under such pilot program shall terminate not later than 

December 31, 2020.

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One thought on “NDAA 2019 – PILOT PROGRAM TO TEST MACHINE-VISION TECHNOLOGIES TO DETERMINE THE AUTHENTICITY AND SECURITY OF MICROELECTRONIC PARTS IN WEAPON SYSTEMS

  1. This section now appears in “SEC. 843”

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