Accession Number : ADA626689
Title : Counterfeit Parts Prevention Strategies Guide
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA
Personal Author(s) : Meshel, David C
Report Date : 24 Jun 2014
Pagination or Media Count : 233
Abstract : The proliferation of counterfeit electric, electronic, electro-mechanical, and electro-optical (EEEE) parts , hereafter referred to as electronic parts, detected within the United States government supply chain has increased dramatically in the last five years. The volume and sophistication of counterfeit parts is steadily increasing and ha s been found in almost every sector of the aerospace and defense industry. Across t he industry there has been a 250% increase in suspected counterfeit cases between 2005-2008 with another 4X increase between 2009-2012. If counterfeit parts infiltrate the procurement system and are delivered in government products, they pose significant performance, reliability , and safety risks to the end user. In response to this mounting threat the President signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Section 818 of the NDAA requires specific actions by contractors to eliminate the potential for procurement and utilization of counterfeit parts in any Department of Defense (DOD) system and places strict financial liability on the contractor for any impacts caused by counterfeit parts discovered in the product with only a limited safe harbor.
Descriptors : *DEFENSE INDUSTRY , *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT , ACCOUNTABILITY , CONTRACTORS , ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES , ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , ELECTROOPTICS , MANUFACTURING , NATIONAL SECURITY , PARTS , PREVENTION , PROJECT MANAGEMENT , QUALITY ASSURANCE , RISK , SHIPPING , SUPPLY DEPOTS , TRAINING
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE