FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (16 Jun 2017)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (9 Jun 2017)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (2 Jun 2017)

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FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (30 May 2017)

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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

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (19 May 2017)

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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”

Frequently Asked Questions for DFARS 252.246-7008 Sources of Electronic Parts

A colleague referred me to the following FAQ published by DoD on its Procurement Toolbox website…

Frequently Asked Questions for DFARS 252.246-7008 Sources of Electronic Parts (OCT 2016)

“We are providing this list of FAQs as a resource for industry in assisting with their questions regarding the recently published DFARS clause 252.246-7008 SOURCES OF ELECTRONIC PARTS that further implements prevention of counterfeit electronic parts guidance.”

FAR / DFARS CASE UPDATE (12 May 2017)

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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.