NDAA 2020 sections re counterfeit parts avoidance and trusted microelectronics

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (H.R.2500) includes a few sections relevant to counterfeit parts avoidance and trusted microelectronics …

Section 230C, Trusted Supply Chain and Operational Security Standards for microelectronics
“… the Secretary shall establish trusted supply chain and operational security standards for the purchase of microelectronics products and services by the Department. …”

Section 254, Funding for Anti-Tampering Hetrogenous Integrated microelectronics
“… the amount authorized to be appropriated … is hereby increased by
$5,000,000 (with the amount of such increase to be made available for
anti-tamper heterogeneous integrated microelectronics). …”

Section 255, Briefing On Use of Blockchain Technology for Defense Purposes
“… the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering shall provide to the congressional defense committees a briefing on the potential use of distributed ledger technology for defense purposes. …”

Section 855, Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Policies to be Implemented Through Requirements Generation Processes
“… 10 U.S.C. 2302 note) is amended– … Development of tools for implementing supply chain risk management policies during the generation of requirements for a contract. …”


Thank you, Gerald Bogert.

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