There has been much talk in the past about counterfeit electronic components being addressed in the higher levels of government, but it looks like it will become more than just talk. There is a planned congressional investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee, which includes Senator McCain. See full CNN story titled “Senate panel to probe counterfeit military parts problem”
Robb Hammond is the President of AERI and the former chair of the Aerospace Industry’s Counterfeit Electronic Components Mitigation Standard for independent distributors, AS6081, which has become one of the industry’s most respected documents, as well as being adopted by the Department of Defense. Robb is one of the foremost thought leaders in the industry on counterfeit detection and speaks regularly at conferences around the globe.