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NDAA2010§224 – Requiring Defense Microelectronics Products and Services Meet Trusted Supply Chain and Operational Security Standards

Per Conference report H. Rept. 116-333, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 to be sent to the President includes the following section…

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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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NDAA 2020 sections re counterfeit parts avoidance and trusted microelectronics

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (H.R.2500) includes a few sections relevant to counterfeit parts avoidance and trusted microelectronics …

Section 230C, Trusted Supply Chain and Operational Security Standards for microelectronics
“… the Secretary shall establish trusted supply chain and operational security standards for the purchase of microelectronics products and services by the Department. …”

Section 254, Funding for Anti-Tampering Hetrogenous Integrated microelectronics
“… the amount authorized to be appropriated … is hereby increased by
$5,000,000 (with the amount of such increase to be made available for
anti-tamper heterogeneous integrated microelectronics). …”

Section 255, Briefing On Use of Blockchain Technology for Defense Purposes
“… the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering shall provide to the congressional defense committees a briefing on the potential use of distributed ledger technology for defense purposes. …”

Section 855, Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Policies to be Implemented Through Requirements Generation Processes
“… 10 U.S.C. 2302 note) is amended– … Development of tools for implementing supply chain risk management policies during the generation of requirements for a contract. …”

 

Thank you, Gerald Bogert.

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.

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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U.S. Panel Warns China Tech Prowess Threatens U.S. Security – WSJ

WASHINGTON — A commission of security and economic experts convened by Congress warned that China’s technology-manufacturing strength threatens U.S. national security and advised U.S. government agencies to be mindful of Chinese attempts to compromise government systems. …

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Senate Panel Seeks FBI Briefing on Super Micro Hacking Report – Bloomberg

A U.S. Senate committee asked the FBI and Department of Homeland Security for a classified briefing on a report saying China’s intelligence services used subcontractors to plant malicious chips in Super Micro Computer Inc. server motherboards.

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Trump to meet heads of Boeing, Lockheed, Northrop at Arizona air base – Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump [met] the chief executives of the biggest U.S. defense companies at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona on Friday to discuss how they can source more parts and materials domestically …

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Trump Wants Chinese Parts Out of American Weapons – DefenseOne

The White House will call for targeted investments in domestic manufacturing in an industrial-base report …

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Report available here.

NDIA Electronics Division Meeting – 28 Aug 2018

NDIA Electronics Division Meeting
8/27/2018
8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Lockheed Martin Global Vision Center
2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22202

This event will bring together a diverse group of experts to discuss what is driving the U.S. approach to semiconductor industry leadership, the role that electronics capability and semiconductor leadership play in national security and economic vitality, how defense industrial base companies are responding, what workforce needs exist for electronics and how the USG, industry, including large and small companies, defense and commercial companies, can address these requirements through the following panel discussions:

  • U. S. Semiconductor Strategy Overview
  • DoD Perspective: Sustaining Strategic Technological Advantage in a Great Power Competition
  • Defense Industrial Base and Government Interactions: USG Perspective
  • Defense Industrial Base and Government Interactions: Industry Perspective
  • Skilled Workforce Needs for the Electronics Industry
  • Defense Industrial Base Challenges: Small Business Perspective
  • DoD Trusted Supply of Rad Hard FPGAs

PLUS Networking, Breakfast, Lunch and Idea Exchange with Policy and Industry Experts

Please note that this meeting is U.S. Citizen only and not open to the press. All attendees must have a government issued photo ID to enter the Lockheed Global Vision Center.

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