Counterfeit Parts Report — A Guide For Contractors, DOD

Law360, New York (May 24, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT) -- On May 21, 2012, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) released the final report of its "Inquiry Into Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain." The report followed a two-year investigation and draws upon hearings conducted by the SASC in 2011.

Those hearings, in turn, led to Section 818 of the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, a new law intended to stop importation of counterfeit parts, require the DOD and contractors to improve purchasing practices to favor original manufacturers and “trusted suppliers,”...
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