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Chinese National Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Computer Parts | USAO-SDTX | Department of Justice

HOUSTON – A Beijing, China, man was sentenced to federal prison today for directing the shipment of counterfeit computer-networking equipment into the Southern District of Texas. …

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Chinese Hackers Breach U.S. Navy Contractors – WSJ

WASHINGTON—Chinese hackers are breaching Navy contractors to steal everything from ship-maintenance data to missile plans, officials and experts said, triggering a top-to-bottom review of cyber vulnerabilities….

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DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilitie (GAO-19-128: Published: Oct 9, 2018)

In recent cybersecurity tests of major weapon systems DOD is developing, testers playing the role of adversary were able to take control of systems relatively easily and operate largely undetected. …

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Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States

Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply Chain Resiliency of the United States

Report to President Donald J. Trump

by the Interagency Task Force in Fulfillment of Executive Order 13806

September 2018

Report available here.

Thanks to K Koepsel for pointing me to this report.

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg Businessweek

Many thanks to Dr Sood and the SAE G19A committee for circulating this article….

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg Businessweek

“The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources. …”

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SWFL companies accused of importing, selling counterfeit products – WBBH

“Two Southwest Florida companies are accused of importing then selling counterfeit electronic parts according to a lawsuit filed in federal court. …”

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Thailand is new dumping ground for world’s high-tech trash, police say – Reuters

BANGKOK, May 30 (Reuters) – Thailand is a new dumping ground for scrap electronics from around the world, say police and environmentalists, the latest country to feel the impact of China’s crackdown on imports of high-tech trash. …

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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 NDIA.org.

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