US Senators Say DOD does not have Policies and Processes for Counterfeit Detection

Sens. Tom Carper (D Del) and Sherrod Brown (D Ohio) wrote “Federal agencies, including those within the DOD, do not have effective policies or specific processes in place for detecting, tracking and preventing the use of counterfeit parts,” (see full article)  I am not sure how much homework the Senators have done.  The DOD adopted SAE’s procedural document AS5553 titled Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition in October 0f 2009 (see information).  Sure, more can can be done, but to say that there are no “effective or specific processes” is not a valid evaluation.

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