Monthly Archives: May 2019

O.C. Businessman Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Selling Counterfeit Integrated Circuits with Military and Commercial Uses – DOJ

SANTA ANA, California – The owner of PRB Logics Corporation, an Orange County-based seller of electronic components, was sentenced today to more than three years in federal prison for selling counterfeit integrated circuits he obtained from China, some of which were purchased by defense contractors for military use.

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (24 May 2019)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Huawei’s Yearslong Rise Is Littered With Accusations of Theft and Dubious Ethics – WSJ

Chinese giant says it respects intellectual property rights, but competitors and some of its own former employees allege company goes to great lengths to steal trade secrets

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (17 May 2019)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (3 May 2019)

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NASA Says Metals Fraud Caused $700 Million Satellite Failure – Bloomberg

“A metals manufacturer faked test results and provided faulty materials to NASA, causing more than $700 million in losses and two failed satellite launch missions, according to an investigation by the U.S. space agency.

The fraud involved an Oregon company called Sapa Profiles Inc., which falsified thousands of certifications for aluminum parts over 19 years for hundreds of customers, including NASA….”

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Overview of Recent Developments in Voluntary Consensus Standards for Counterfeit Parts – NASA-NSC

In recent years, the awareness of counterfeit parts has increased, with reports of counterfeits discovered in high-reliability systems, critical life support and process control equipment. This has focused the spotlight on suspect counterfeit part detection methods, supply-chain management and the ability of laboratory techniques to uncover suspect parts that might be produced using sophisticated counterfeit creation methods.

On May 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern, join Dr. Bhanu Sood, commodity risk assessment engineer at Goddard Space Flight Center, for the webinar “Overview of Recent Developments in Voluntary Consensus Standards for Counterfeit Parts.”

Sood will provide an introduction to the landscape of standards associated with the supply chain, training, accreditation and laboratory techniques used for detecting suspect counterfeit parts. Sood will also discuss the latest industry standards for laboratory testing, which standardize practices to detect suspect counterfeit parts and ensure consistency across the supply chain for test techniques and requirements.

How to Attend

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There is no fee to attend this event and advance registration is not required; however, you will be asked to log in once you access the webcast.

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