The Defense Department amended its acquisition rulebook to clarify contractors’ roles in keeping counterfeit electronics out of critical defense systems.
And fake electronics have been a problem. A 2012 Senate Armed Services Committee investigation found 1,800 cases of counterfeit electronic parts in military equipment and named China as the dominant supplier. Though DoD has since improved its ability to trace parts to the original manufacturer, a 2016 Government Accountability Office report states, “the DoD supply chain is vulnerable to the risk of counterfeit parts — which can have serious consequences.”
The Defense Acquisition Regulation Supplement final rule, posted and effective Aug. 2, 2016, focuses on the careful selection of suppliers and verifying the authenticity of electronic parts.
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