Saturday, July 2, 2016

OMB Approves DOD Counterfeit Parts Final Rule

Yesterday the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) announced that it had approved DODs final rule on the further implementation of Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts (DFARS Case 2014-D005). This final rule wassent to OIRA in March.

The Spring 2016 Unified Agenda provides the following abstract for this final rule:

“DoD is issuing a final rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to further implement section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, as modified by section 817 of the NDAA for FY 2015, which requires DoD to issue regulations establishing requirements that DoD and DoD contractors and subcontractors, except in limited circumstances, shall acquire electronic parts from trusted suppliers in order to further address the avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts.”

I would expect that this final rule will be published next week. As I have mentioned before, I will probably not do a detailed analysis of this rule since I don’t have much of a background in DOD acquisition regulations. Defense contractors will certainly have to pay attention to this rule. People responsible for letting contracts for sensitive electronics in the private sector may find the guidance in this rule of some assistance in writing contract specifications for preventing the use of counterfeit electronic parts.

NOTE: Corrected Links - 07-03-16 08:30 EDT

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