Defense Bill: What is H.R.1540: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012?How did the NDAA come to pass?What is the specific section of the Defense Bill which pertains to counterfeiting?
Requirements: Generally, what are the NDAA requirements for Sec. 818. Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts?For GovernmentFor Contractors and Sub-Contractors
Parts Requirements: What requirements does NDAA have for developing a risk-based approach to purchasing of electronic parts?For Reporting?For Detection & Avoidance Systems?
Supply Chain: What are the “flow down” requirements?What does this mean and what are the implications?Should companies be doing anything with their suppliers? Are companies sending letters to suppliers asking for counterfeit detection and avoidance? What are they doing?
Definition of Counterfeits: What does the NDAA discuss regarding the definition of “counterfeits”?What does this mean?
Legal: What implications or discussions is industry having from legal or contractual perspectives?What contractual implications or related discussions are going on in industry?
Supply Chain Implications: International Scope: Are international companies immune from this U.S. regulation or do they have to participate?Ignorance: Like a security breach of a credit card company, many companies want to ignore thinking they have a problem. They aren’t investigating tools. Is this a bad idea?Systems Integrators: Many companies have “black box” parts/assemblies that SI’s provide as a finished unit. Do they need counterfeit information from their SI/suppliers? Can’t they just have their suppliers handle the detection, avoidance and tracking requirements of NDAA?Contract Manufacturing: Can’t companies just flow the requirements on to contract manufacturers and have them deal with it? Why does an OEM need to do anything?
Understanding h.r. 1540 the national defense authorization act for fy2012 section 818
The National Defense Authorization
Act for FY2012 Section 818
Vice President, ERAI