Yesterday the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it had received a copy of a new notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) from DOD on the subject of the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts. Apparently this is an additional part of the implementation of the Congressional mandate on this subject in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act.
The initial final rule on this subject was issued last year followed quickly by a DOD meeting on what additional measures needed to be addressed. This rule has not been mentioned in the Unified Agenda so there are no publicly available details about what might be included.
I will note that I am not planning on going into any detailed analysis of this rule when it comes out as this is not a blog on the defense acquisition process. I continue to mention these rulemaking actions since DOD plays a major role in establishing manufacturer requirements in the electronics industry.