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Thoughts on Improvements to DFARS 252.246-7007 and 7008

Recent discussions with Industry and US Government subject matter experts identify a few areas where new regulations could be improved. Here are what I consider to be the more important areas to address.  Continue reading


New DFARS Case 2017-D023: Suppliers that Meet Anticounterfeiting Requirements

A new DFARS case was opened this past week. DFARS Case 2015-D02, DoD Use of Trusted Suppliers for Electronic Parts, has been “closed into DFARS case 2017-D023, to implement section 815 of the NDAA for FY 2017.” …

Implements section 818(c)(3)(C) of section 818 of the NDAA for FY 20102 (Pub. L. 112-81), as amended through section 815 of the NDAA for FY 2017 (Pub. L. 114-328). Section 818(c)(3)(C) requires the regulations to establish qualification requirements, consistent with 10 U.S.C. 2319, pursuant to which DoD may identify suppliers that have appropriate policies and procedures in place to detect and avoid counterfeit electronic parts.

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Comments on DFARS Case 2016-D013, “Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts.”

NDIA submitted comments on DFARS Case 2016-D013, “Amendments Related to Sources of Electronic Parts.” Read more at

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.

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Counterfeit IC image repository at

I received the following announcement this afternoon and thought it would be of interest to the readers of this blog… Continue reading

Texan gets 10 years in U.S. prison for Russian tech export scheme | Reuters

The former owner of a Houston company was sentenced on Thursday to 10 years in prison after admitting that he operated as an unauthorized agent of the Russian government who exported sensitive microelectronics for its military’s use….

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GSA Issues RFI For Solution to Tackle Counterfeit IT Products in Federal Supply Chain

The U.S. General Services Administration announced early last week it looking for a supply chain solution as part of a pilot program aimed at helping federal procurement professionals authenticate IT and communication products in the government’s supply chain. …

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Owner of Rhode Island Electronics Parts Company That Defrauded Customers is Sentenced — US DOJ

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JEFFREY WARGA, 62, of North Kingstown, R.I., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to three years of probation and was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine for supplying customers with falsely remarked microprocessor chips, many of which were used in U.S. Military and commercial helicopters….

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