What To Expect Under DOD’s Counterfeit Parts Rule

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 11:57 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Defense has recently issued a proposed rule to combat the counterfeit electronic parts. Trying to preempt justifiable concerns on the part of small businesses at all tiers of the government contracts supply chain, the DOD indicated that “the impact should be negligible as long as the small entity is not supplying counterfeit parts to the prime contractor.” That really understates the nature and scope of the impact to subcontractors and suppliers under this proposal.

The proposed rule would require prime contractors (that...
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