Jury Convicts Defense Contractor of Mail Fraud, False Claims

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdoh/pr/jury-convicts-defense-contractor-mail-fraud-false-claims COLUMBUS, Ohio – A United States District Court jury convicted Stephan D. Boggs, 63, of Columbus with four counts of mail fraud and 21 counts of false claims. Benjamin C. Glassman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio and Brian J. Reihms, Special Agent in Charge, Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS),… Continue reading Jury Convicts Defense Contractor of Mail Fraud, False Claims

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US DoD finalises anti-counterfeit electronic measures

https://www.securingindustry.com/electronics-and-industrial/us-defence-department-finalises-anti-counterfeit-electronic-measures/s105/a2883/#.V6NdMaKvKiy The US Department of Defense has published new rules to help prevent counterfeit electronic parts ending up in military systems. The final version of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) – published this week – will “strengthen the integrity of the process for acquisition of electronic parts and benefits both the government and… Continue reading US DoD finalises anti-counterfeit electronic measures

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Can Big Data Solve the Counterfeiting Problem?

https://epsnews.com/2016/08/01/can-big-data-solve-counterfeiting-problem/ The electronics supply chain has been trying almost from its inception to prevent or weed out counterfeit components. Solutions to date include marking components with a unique identifier and procuring parts only through authorized channels. But several companies in recent months have suggested that following the data generated by a component’s manufacturing, test, QC… Continue reading Can Big Data Solve the Counterfeiting Problem?

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At long last: The final rule on safeguarding of contractor information systems

http://www.federaltimes.com/story/government/solutions-ideas/2016/06/13/far-rule-federal-contractor-information/85825436/ fter years of gestation, a final rule was promulgated May 16 to mandate minimum cyber defenses for companies that do government business. This Federal Acquisition Regulations rule – “Basic Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems” 81 Fed. Reg. 30439 – seeks to protect the confidentiality and integrity of federal contract information (FCI) that resides in… Continue reading At long last: The final rule on safeguarding of contractor information systems

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Pentagon Hires Foreign Chips Supplier

The Pentagon has decided to rely on an Abu Dhabi-owned company to supply the most advanced microchips used in U.S. spy satellites, missiles and combat jets. A senior U.S. Defense Department official said in an interview that the Pentagon has reached a seven-year agreement with Globalfoundries Inc., one of the big four global chip makers,… Continue reading Pentagon Hires Foreign Chips Supplier

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China Subjects Tech Imports to Heavy Security Scrutiny

China is investigating the encryption and data storage features of technology products sold there by large foreign companies such as Apple, The New York Times reported this week. Authorities apparently are focusing on whether the products pose a security threat. A committee associated with the Cyberspace Administration of China reportedly is conducting reviews that include… Continue reading China Subjects Tech Imports to Heavy Security Scrutiny

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DoD Proposes Cost Allowability Rule for Correcting Counterfeit Electronic Parts

The Department of Defense (“DoD”) recently proposed to make specified costs allowable that are associated with discovering and correcting counterfeit or suspect counterfeit electronic parts. DoD’s proposed rule would amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) to implement the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”) for Fiscal Year 2016. The proposed rule provides that certain… Continue reading DoD Proposes Cost Allowability Rule for Correcting Counterfeit Electronic Parts

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NSWC Crane plays essential role in national security

http://www.tribstar.com/news/indiana_news/nswc-crane-plays-essential-role-in-national-security/article_deee3664-dfb7-11e5-a424-3b4bb6b74bf5.html CRANE, Ind. – The Department of Defense (DoD) relies on a large network of global suppliers for parts used in communication and weapon systems. In Fiscal Year 2014, the DoD managed more than 4.7 million parts at a cost of over $96 billion. All of these parts are at risk of being counterfeited, which… Continue reading NSWC Crane plays essential role in national security

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Counterfeit Parts: DOD Needs to Improve Reporting and Oversight to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

What GAO Found Department of Defense (DOD) agencies and contractors submitted 526 suspect counterfeit parts reports in the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) from fiscal years 2011 through 2015. These were submitted primarily by contractors. Defense agencies and contractor officials explained that congressional attention to counterfeit parts in 2011 and 2012 led to increased reporting,… Continue reading Counterfeit Parts: DOD Needs to Improve Reporting and Oversight to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

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