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SMTA/CALCE Announce Program for Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials

The SMTA and the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) announce the technical program for the Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials this June 27-29, 2017 in College Park, Maryland. … More

S.442, “National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017”

The House passed S.442, “National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017.” Of particular interest to this audience is “SEC. 823. DETECTION AND AVOIDANCE OF COUNTERFEIT PARTS … More

Rep. Cook Reintroduces Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Chinese Counterfeiting

“Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) and Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) reintroduced HR 917, the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA). This national security bill stops the flow of e-waste to China and other countries that regularly counterfeit electronics. The bill will ensure that such waste does not become the source of counterfeit goods that may reenter military and civilian electronics in the United States. …”

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: SMTA/CALCE Symposium On Counterfeit Parts And Materials (SCEP2017)

SMTA/CALCE Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials
Technical Symposium: June 27-29, 2017
Expo: June 27-28, 2017
Workshops: June 29, 2017
College Park Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
College Park, MD

SMTA and CALCE University of Maryland are pleased to announce the 2017 Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials. …

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White House panel urges U.S. defense of clout in high-end chip market – Reuters

A blue-ribbon presidential panel on science recommended on Friday that the United States take steps to defend its dominance of the high-end semiconductor market against a stiff Chinese challenge. …

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Drugs, Guns, and Fake Kicks: Inside the Counterfeit EconomyComplex

Dec 21, 2016 As Bruce Foucart, director of U.S. Homeland Security’s National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, tells Complex, Cherif Kouachi funded his cache through the sale of counterfeit luxury goods on the streets of Paris. “That’s a direct link,” Foucart says. “The sale of counterfeit goods went into buying these guns.” …

U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement Announced

The Office of the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) released the 2017-2019 U.S. Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement. This document charts the course for work to be carried over the next three years by the federal government—with opportunities for state and local governments, foreign governments, and the private sector—in support of a strong policy environment for intellectual property enforcement. ….

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NDAA 2017 to further amend S818 of NDAA2012

The House approved S.2943, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. S.2943 includes language to further amend the original counterfeit part legislation by eliminating use of the term ‘trusted supplier‘.

A copy of the conference report is available here.

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Chinese man to serve U.S. prison term for military hacking

A Chinese businessman who pleaded guilty in March to conspiring to hack into the computer networks of Boeing (BA.N) and other major U.S. defense contractors was sentenced on Wednesday to nearly four years in prison, prosecutors said. …

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Pentagon Weighs Strategy to Secure ‘Trusted’ Electronics Suppliers

“… The Pentagon has enacted stringent regulations in recent years to stave off the flow of fake electronics. … Despite these measures, the Pentagon appears to still have concerns about the safety of components and future access to a reliable supply of microelectronics for U.S. weapon systems. A major fear is the possibility of U.S. adversaries or industrial spies penetrating the supply chain. …

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