Friday, May 9, 2014

DOD Announces Counterfeit Parts Meeting

Today the DOD’s Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DARS) published a meeting notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 26725-26726) for a public meeting in Washington, DC on June 16th, 2014 “to obtain the views of experts and interested parties in Government and the private sector regarding further implementation of the requirement for detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts”. This is part of DOD’s ongoing effort to implement the requirements of  §818, “Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts,” of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (PL 112-81).

DOD is soliciting public participation in this process. Advanced registration is required and may be accomplished on the meeting web page. Registrations should be submitted by June 9th, 2014. Individuals wishing to make a presentation at the meeting should submit an electronic copy via email ( by June 11th, 2014.

NOTE: I am certainly not intending to broaden the scope of this blog to detailed coverage of the DOD acquisition process, but DOD is a very large purchaser of electronics. That means that these counterfeit parts processes could be a large influence on the entire industry, including control system vendors.

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