Category Archives: Standards

Counterfeit Prevention Standards Gap Analysis — 22 May 2017 Update

It has been quit a while since I worked onthe standards gap analysis I have been maintaining. Here is an update…

Counterfeit Prevention, Detection and Avoidance Standards Gap Analysis for Hardware Products (Updated 22 May 2017)

Henry Livingston

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Recent DoD Adoption Notices (AS6171 and AS6496)

On 28 March 2017, the following standards were adopted by DoD (Adopting Activity: DLA Land and Maritime) …

  • SAE AS6171, “Test Method Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts”
  • SAE AS6496, “Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronics Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition – Authorized/Franchised Distribution”

Other DFARS Cases of Interest

A colleague referred me to two open DFARS cases that may be of interest to this audience. Both are related to counterfeit parts avoidance regulations …

DFARS 2017-D014 “Use of Commercial or Non-Government Standards”
Synopsis: Implements section 875 of the NDAA for FY 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328), which requires DoD to use commercial or non-Government standards in lieu of military specifications and standards, and encourage contractors to propose commercial or non-Government standards and industry-wide practices that meet the intent of the military specifications and standards.
Status: 05/03/2017 DARC received Quality Assurance Cmte draft proposed DFARS rule. Will discuss draft proposed DFARS rule on 05/17/2017.

DFARS 2017-D021 “Contractor Business Systems”
Synopsis: Implements sections 893 of the NDAA for FY 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328) to revise the requirements for review of contractor business systems.
Status: 01/11/2017 DARC Director tasked Ad Hoc Cmte. to draft proposed DFARS rule. Report due 03/08/2017. Report due date extended to 05/24/2017.

AS/EN 9120:2016 – Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors

The following is a copy of correspondence from the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) …

The International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) is pleased to announce the 2016 release of AS/EN 9120 Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors standard to publication bodies. All certified organizations desiring to continue AS/EN 9120 certification will be required to transition to this new standard, with transition activities occurring according to the table below.

IAQG would like all users to be aware of AS/EN 9120:2016 Quality Management Systems (QMS) deployment support material available on the public IAQG website at http://www.sae.org/iaqg/organization/9120.htm.

The AS/EN 9120:2016 deployment support material includes:

– Key Changes presentation that includes Clause-by-Clause information

– Correlation Matrix that relates the 2016 to the 2009 standard version and relates the 2009 to the 2016 standard version

– Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

IAQG is providing a series of free webinars to stakeholders to help users understand the standard changes and intent. Please select the webinar link that fits best with your schedule and do not sign-up for multiple sessions of the same webinar. The content will be the same and we would like many organizations to have an opportunity to attend. After you register using the link below, you will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to participate.

9120B:2016 Key Changes (1.5 Hours) ? Overview of quality management principles, key changes in ISO 9001 and AS/EN 9120, Clause-by-Clause review and high level summary of changes.

– November 15: 0900-1030 Eastern Time
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4350950408459451908
Webinar ID: 755-474-403
– November 29: 0900-1030 Eastern Time

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5150352536457340164
Webinar ID: 415-531-043
Transition Timetable

Regards,

The 9100-Series Team

SAE International Aerospace Standard AS6171 released

The following documents were released 30 Oct 2016…

  • AS6171 Test Methods Standard; General Requirements, Suspect/Counterfeit, Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Parts
  • AS6171/1 Suspect/Counterfeit Test Evaluation Method
  • AS6171/2 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by External Visual Inspection, Remarking and Resurfacing, and Surface Texture Analysis Test Methods
  • AS6171/3 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by X-ray Fluorescence Test Methods
  • AS6171/4 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Delid/Decapsulation Physical Analysis Test Methods
  • AS6171/5 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Radiological Test Methods
  • AS6171/6 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Acoustic Microscopy (AM) Test Methods
  • AS6171/7 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Electrical Test Methods
  • AS6171/8 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Raman Spectroscopy Test Methods
  • AS6171/9 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) Test Methods
  • AS6171/10 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) Test Methods
  • AS6171/11 Techniques for Suspect/Counterfeit EEE Parts Detection by Design Recovery Test Methods

AS9100D and Counterfeit Parts Prevention

Shortly before the release of SAE International Standard AS5553 in April of 2009, a number of us within the aerospace and defense community discussed the need to incorporate requirements for detection and avoidance of counterfeit parts into key Quality Management System (QMS) standards.

AS9100 (revision D released earlier this month) now includes a section on “Prevention of Counterfeit Parts”. It is my hope that incorporating counterfeit avoidance and detection requirements into key high level QMS standards, such as AS9100D, will drive more consistent expectations and implementation across DOD’s supplier base.

More at SAE

Aerospace and Defense Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program Launched – Performance Review Institute

The new Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program (CAAP) for the aerospace and defense industry has released its first audit criteria, AC7401, to assess compliance to the Aerospace Standard AS5553 for counterfeit mitigation for EEE (electrical, electronic, electromechanical) parts, published by SAE International. …

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‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ and Compliance with DFARS Clause 252.246-7007

Proposed revision B to SAE AS5553 is now in the formal balloting process. The outcome of the collaborative work between industry subject matter experts and US DoD representatives, in my view, created a proposed revision to AS5553 that will be useful toward articulating requirements for a “Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System” that aligns well with recent DoD regulations.

DFARS Clause 252.246-7007 encourages the use of Government or industry recognized standards, such as AS5553, for the design, operation, and maintenance of systems to detect and avoid counterfeit electronic parts and suspect counterfeit electronic parts.  Proposed revision B includes changes to better align with DFARS Clause 252.246-7007. I strongly encourage US Defense contractors and their subcontractors, and DoD organizations to support this forthcoming revision to AS5553.

Last fall, I prepared the following paper which offers guidance to contractors and subcontractors in establishing and implementing a “Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System” that complies with DFARS Clause 252.246-7007. Though this paper refers to revision A to AS5553, I believe the guidance offered remains relevant to proposed revision B to AS5553 and the forthcoming ARP6328.  ….

‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ and Compliance with DFARS Clause 252.246-7007

 

NOTE: This paper is a compilation of material published in earlier posts (i.e. ‘Contractor Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance Systems’ – Parts 1 through 6, Oct and Nov 2015)

“JEDEC tackles counterfeiters with new standard”

“JEDEC has published JESD243, which addresses manufacturers’ responsibilities in the fight against counterfeit electronic parts. … ”

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My personal opinion … This ‘standard’ ranks very high among the more self serving standards I have seen in the counterfeit avoidance world.

H Livingston