Monthly Archives: December 2019

ICE HSI arrests Chinese national in $23.8 million scheme to sell counterfeit laptop computer batteries on eBay and Amazon

“LOS ANGELES – A San Gabriel Valley man was arrested today on federal criminal charges that he participated in a $23.8 million scheme to manufacture and ship counterfeit laptop computer batteries and other electronics from China to the United States, where the bogus batteries were sold to unsuspecting buyers in online marketplaces. … ”

More at DHS.gov

Ghosts in the Clouds: Inside China’s Major Corporate Hack — WSJ

A Journal investigation finds the Cloud Hopper attack was much bigger than previously known

“In one of the largest-ever corporate espionage efforts, cyberattackers alleged to be working for China’s intelligence services stole volumes of intellectual property, security clearance details and other records from scores of companies over the past several years. … ”

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S.1790 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020

12/20/2019 – Signed by President; Became Public Law No: 116-92

Details at Congress.gov

 

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (6 December 2019)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Update re: NDAA 2020 sections re counterfeit parts avoidance and trusted microelectronics

The Senate Bill for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (S.1790) modifies sections relevant to counterfeit parts avoidance and trusted microelectronics included in the House Bill. Here are the modified sections based on Conference report H.Rept.116-333 …

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