DOD Proposes Addition To Counterfeit Parts Testing Rule

Law360, New York (December 4, 2013, 6:52 PM EST) -- The Department of Defense on Tuesday proposed additional regulatory changes to support its goal of eliminating counterfeit electronic parts from the government supply chain, seeking to mandate new contract clauses that would require contractors to do more vigorous testing of components that are at higher risk of counterfeiting.

The change would supplement pending regulations that will form the backbone of the government's anti-counterfeiting compliance regime, as required by the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act's mandate to eliminate counterfeit electronics — which pose a higher risk of...
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