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Legislation Tackling Counterfeit Parts in the Defense Supply Chain Continues to Evolve

Kristal Snider
04/19/2017

On December 23, 2016, S.2943 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 was signed into law (Public Law No: 114-328). Section 815 revises requirements for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts by eliminating the controversial phrase "trusted suppliers" and by replacing it with "suppliers that meet anticounterfeiting requirements".

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NASA Transition Authorization Act of 2017 Addresses Counterfeit Risk

Kristal Snider
04/12/2017

On March 21, 2017, surrounded by an astronaut and legislators, President Trump signed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017 making it public law number 115-10. The bill, also known as S.422 in the 115th Congress, recognizes the risk counterfeit electronic parts pose to astronauts, crew, other personnel, and NASA overall and includes provisions specifically targeting, detecting, and avoiding the use of counterfeit parts.

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Webinar - Should Your Organization Be Concerned About DFARS 252.246.7008 and the Supply Chain Impact Regarding Obsolete and Counterfeit Components?

Kristal Snider
04/03/2017

If your organization is currently faced with obsolescence and counterfeit detection and avoidance challenges, and are unaware of the recent DFARS announcement, or need help interpreting it, please join IEC Electronics and a team of experts to learn more about how this latest release could impact you and your organization.

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NJMET Ordered to Pay $3.76 Million Dollars in Damages for Breach of Contract and Fraud

Kristal Snider
03/29/2017

What started as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) suspect unapproved part investigation into substandard transistors used in Boeing 737 antiskid/autobrake control units and other aviation applications, ended with the test lab tasked with ensuring the parts were in good working condition ordered to fork over a multi-million dollar fine for breach of contract and fraud for failing to perform the work they were hired to do and falsifying laboratory reports.

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Florida Independent Distributors Arrested and Charged with Exporting Prohibited Aircraft Parts to Syria

Kristal Snider
03/03/2017

Owners and employees of AW-Tronics, LLC, a Florida-based independent distributor, have been arrested and charged with exporting prohibited articles to Syria and for their alleged participation in a conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations by exporting dual-use goods. Dual-use goods are classified as articles that have both civilian and military applications.

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Free Webinar- Introduction to ESD - Feb 14 or Feb 16, 2017

Kristal Snider
02/09/2017

Do You Know: What ESD is? Why ESD can be dangerous for your products? Types of ESD device damage? How much money ESD damage can cost your business? Solutions to prevent ESD damage?

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China Remains the Primary Source Economy for Counterfeit Activity in FY2016

Kristal Snider
02/07/2017

A record number of IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) violations were reported by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in FY2016.

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Cyber Threats in Every Day Life

Damir Akhoundov
12/07/2016

Everyone is on the lookout for computer viruses and different malware these days. They can make your computer become slow or unresponsive, trigger spam emails to be sent from your e-mail client and can compromise sensitive information. A majority of the population believes they are aware of the dangers these malicious surprises can cause resulting in inconvenience and annoyance, but what many individuals and business owners do not realize is that there is a new emerging threat that can swiftly render your entire company's (and customer’s!) data obsolete or even put it completely out of your reach.

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Latest AS9100 standard brings counterfeit part control to aerospace manufacturing

Christopher Paris
11/17/2016

The aerospace standards AS9100, AS9110 and AS9120 aim to establish minimum baselines for quality management systems for manufacturers, repair stations and stockist distributors, respectively. Companies are then audited against those standards in order to achieve “certification” by an accredited third party registrar; this certification can open access to contracts available from government agencies, OEMs and aerospace primes.

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SAE International Publishes Revision B of AS5553 and ARP6328

Anne-Liese Heinichen
11/10/2016

On September 12, 2016, SAE International published Revision B of Aerospace Standard AS5553 Counterfeit Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition along with ARP6328 Guideline for Development of Counterfeit Electronic Parts; Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation, and Disposition Systems.

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