Today the Department of Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) published a notice in the Federal Register (78 FR 35262-35263) announcing a public meeting to be held on June 28th concerning their proposed coverage of electronic parts detection and avoidance in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement.
DARS published a NPRM (78 FR 28780) last month addressing congressional requirements to implement requirements for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts in DoD contracts. The NPRM “addresses the responsibility of DoD contractors for detecting and avoiding the use or inclusion of counterfeit electronic parts or suspect counterfeit electronic parts in items delivered to the Department”.
DARS is soliciting public participation in this meeting. Registration is required (http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/dars/counterfeit_electronic_parts.html). Public presentations will be allowed; pre-submission of electronic copies (email@example.com) is required no later than June 24th.