Monthly Archives: October 2018

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (26 Oct 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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IPC Counterfeit Electronics Symposium: Methods For Detection And Best Practices For Avoidance

“Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane is on the frontlines in the battle against counterfeit electronics and their insertion into military technologies. Experts at NSWC Crane are leading the development of new technologies and practices to detect counterfeit electronics, and they are working directly with Defense Department contractors to audit their supply chains and leverage these new tools.

On November 13, IPC has arranged for members of the industry to get a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the work underway at NSWC Crane. This tour will kick-off IPC’s Counterfeit Electronics Symposium: Methods for Detection and Best Practices for Avoidance on November 14 during which participants will learn from and engage with NSWC Crane’s experts about how best to thwart the intrusion of counterfeit electronics in their own supply chains. … ”

More at IPC

Thanks to Gerald B for bringing this to my attention

Trump to meet heads of Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop at Arizona air base – Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump [met] the chief executives of the biggest U.S. defense companies at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Friday to discuss how they can source more parts and materials domestically …

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Request for Public Comments Regarding Foreign Disposition of Certain Commodities

“The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is seeking public comments on the effects and costs that would result if BIS were to amend its regulations to reflect new export authorization requirements regarding electronic waste, including new recordkeeping requirements, reporting requirements, and data elements in the Automated Export System, maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau, to track electronic waste that is exported. Comments from all interested persons are welcome and will help BIS determine the feasibility and cost of implementing a mechanism for tracking and controlling electronic waste exports. …”

More at Federal Register

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (19 Oct 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (15 Oct 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilitie (GAO-19-128: Published: Oct 9, 2018)

In recent cybersecurity tests of major weapon systems DOD is developing, testers playing the role of adversary were able to take control of systems relatively easily and operate largely undetected. …

More at GAO

Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States

Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States

Report to President Donald J. Trump

by the Interagency Task Force in Fulfillment of Executive Order 13806

September 2018

Report available here.

Thanks to K Koepsel for pointing me to this report.

Trump Wants Chinese Parts Out of American Weapons – DefenseOne

The White House will call for targeted investments in domestic manufacturing in an industrial-base report …

More at DefenseOne

Report available here.

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (5 Oct 2018)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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