Defense Contractors Steel For Counterfeit Crackdown

Law360, New York (October 11, 2010, 1:06 PM EDT) -- Government agencies are teaming up to focus their fight against counterfeit parts in defense supply chains, and contractors will need to tighten internal compliance controls to keep fakes — and federal enforcement officers — at bay, experts say.

With a global network of suppliers and more than 4 million different parts worth more than $94 billion, the U.S. Department of Defense is facing a potential counterfeit threat on virtually every type of item it procures, from high-level electronic components to basic rivets and fasteners, according to...
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