Accession Number : ADA613231


Title :   Addressing Counterfeit Parts in the DoD Supply Chain


Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISE


Personal Author(s) : Gansler, Jacques S ; Lucyshyn, William ; Rigilano, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613231.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : In 2011, the Department of Defense (DoD) discovered that counterfeit memory chips had made their way into computers controlling America s primary missile defense system, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD; Johnson, 2012a). The discovery reignited debate among DoD officials, members of Congress, and defense industry groups over liability for counterfeit parts in weapons systems, a contentious issue that has received more attention over the last decade as defense contractors have worked to expand their networks of global suppliers some of whom, it appears, cannot be trusted.


Descriptors :   *SUPPLIES , CHIPS(ELECTRONICS) , CONTRACTORS , CRIMES , MEMORY DEVICES , WEAPON SYSTEMS


Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE