Author Archives: Henry Livingston

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (9 September 2019)

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Federal purchasing agency to stop acquiring used electronics – E-Scrap News

The federal government plans to cease buying refurbished and used IT equipment through its main acquisition arm, the General Services Administration. 

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The author argues that this ‘cuts the knees out of the small businesses’ …. My view is that this is a necessary step to prevent the government from acquiring contaminated hardware. Small businesses need to do more to protect their customers.

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (30 August 2019)

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Father and son jailed for fraudulent sales to defense subcontractor – PBN

PROVIDENCE – A Rhode Island businessman and his son received prison terms Wednesday after pleading guilty to fraudulently selling substandard titanium to a Connecticut defense subcontractor. …

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (23 August 2019)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (16 August 2019)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (13 August 2019)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (5 August 2019)

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Legislation Would Secure U.S. Supply Chains Against Foreign Exploitation

“Washington, D.C. – Citing the vital need for a secure U.S. industrial base, U.S. Senators Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Mark Warner (D-Virginia) have introduced bipartisan legislation to guard against attempts by the People’s Republic of China and others to undermine U.S. national security by exploiting and penetrating U.S. supply chains.  The Manufacturing, Investment, and Controls Review for Computer Hardware, Intellectual Property and Supply (MICROCHIPS) Act (S. 2316) would develop a national strategy to assess and prevent risks to critical U.S. technologies. …”

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (12 July 2019)

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