Counterfeit Parts Prevention Strategies Guide
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA
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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.
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