Monthly Archives: April 2019

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (29 Apr 2019)

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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 25-27, 2019 in College Park, Maryland.

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (19 Apr 2019)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (12 Apr 2019)

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As China Hacked, U.S. Businesses Turned A Blind Eye – NPR

Technology theft and other unfair business practices originating from China are costing the American economy more than $57 billion a year, White House officials believe, and they expect that figure to grow.

Yet an investigation by NPR and the PBS television show Frontline into why three successive administrations failed to stop cyberhacking from China found an unlikely obstacle for the government — the victims themselves.

In dozens of interviews with U.S. government and business representatives, officials involved in commerce with China said hacking and theft were an open secret for almost two decades, allowed to quietly continue because U.S. companies had too much money at stake to make waves. …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (9 Apr 2019)

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Presidential Memorandum on Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

“SUBJECT: Combating Trafficking in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: …

…  evaluate the effectiveness of Federal efforts, including the requirement for certain Federal contractors to establish and maintain a system to detect and avoid counterfeit electronic parts under the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.246-7007, as well as steps taken by foreign governments, such as France and Canada, to combat trafficking in counterfeit and pirated goods.”

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