DOD Counterfeit Parts Rule — So Little After So Long

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT) -- On May 16, 2013, the long-awaited proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement on detection and avoidance of counterfeit parts was released for comment. Required by Section 818 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, the DFARS was to have been in place by Sept. 27, 2012. Instead, eight months after the original due date, we have a “proposed rule” with comments due on or before July 15, 2013.

Industry has been anxiously awaiting the proposed rule. Now that it has arrived, finally, those who were expecting...
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