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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement; Quality Assurance

[Docket Number DARS-2019-0040; OMB Control Number 0704-0441]

Information Collection Requirement; Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Quality Assurance

AGENCY: Defense Acquisition Regulations System, Department of Defense (DoD)

ACTION: Notice and request for comments regarding a proposed revision and extension of an approved information collection requirement.

… DoD invites comments on: whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of DoD, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents …


… The information collections … pertain to all information that offerors or contractors must submit related to DFARS contract quality assurance programs. …

a. 252.246-7003, Notification of Potential Safety Issues. …

b. 252.246-7005, Notice of Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items. …

c. 252.246-7006, Warranty Tracking of Serialized Items. …

d. 252.246-7008, Sources of Electronic Parts.
The notification and documentation requirements are necessary to comply with statute. The contracting officer will use the information to ensure that the contractor performs the traceability of parts, additional inspection, testing, and authentication required when an electronic part is not obtained from a trusted supplier. The Government may also use this information to more actively perform acceptance. …

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Comment Request; Report on the State of Counterfeit and Pirated Goods Trafficking and Recommendations

The Department of Commerce is seeking comments from intellectual property rights holders, online third-party marketplaces and other third-party intermediaries, and other private-sector stakeholders on the state of counterfeit and pirated goods trafficking through online third-party marketplaces and recommendations for curbing the trafficking in such counterfeit and pirated goods. …

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Legislation introduced in US Congress to stop export of e-waste to China

Alleging that China regularly uses e-waste to counterfeit electronics while returning these dangerous faux products, including critical military equipment, back into the market, a group of Congressmen on Monday introduced a legislation to stop export of electronic waste to the Asian giant. …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (21 June 2019)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Reporting of Nonconforming Items to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program – Federal Register

“Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act, the Regulatory Secretariat Division has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve a new information collection requirement regarding reporting certain counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts and certain major or critical nonconformances to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program system. …”

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (14 June 2019)

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Wholesaler admits to conspiracy to sell military and government knock-off goods – Providence Business News

PROVIDENCE – Ramin Kohanbash of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges related to the selling of more than $20 million in counterfeit goods to the United States military, government purchasers and companies that supply the U.S. government, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. …

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This threat assessment, prepared by Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), provides a unique assessment of the emerging threats and impact of intellectual property crime in the European Union (EU). It builds upon the jointly developed situation reports of 2015 and 2017, continuing the excellent cooperation between the two agencies in the fight against counterfeiting and piracy.

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (10 June 2019)

Status updates from the ‘Open Cases Reports’ …

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