Defense Industrial Base Assessment: Counterfeit Electronics
In June 2007, the U.S. Department of the Navy, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) asked the Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE) to conduct a defense industrial base assessment of counterfeit electronics. NAVAIR suspected that an increasing number of counterfeit/defective electronics were infiltrating the DoD supply chain and affecting weapon system reliability.
This study provides (1) statistics on the extent of the infiltration of counterfeits into U.S. defense and industrial supply chains, (2) an understanding of industry and government practices that contribute to the problem, and (3) identification of best practices and recommendations for handling and preventing counterfeit electronics.
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