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November 8, 2011 the SASC held a hearing to “explore the problemof counterfeit electronic parts infiltrating critical defense systemsand the risk those parts pose to such systems.”November 17, 2011- A bipartisan amendment to the NDAA FY’12 wasintroduced to “stop the importation of counterfeit electronic partsinto the United States”, address weaknesses in the defense supplychain and promote the adoption of counterfeit avoidance practicesby DOD and the defense industry.December 31, 2011- President Obama signed a revised version of theamendment which was passed as Section 818 of the NDAA whichspecifically seeks to avoid, detect and mitigate the effects ofcounterfeit electronic parts.4
9Material Control1. Definition: “Counterfeit” & “Suspect Counterfeit”2. Objective evidence required is unclear3. Need more guidance relative to how and how long tocontrol suspect material4. Third party verification process