While most government and private organizations can agree upon the definition of a counterfeit part, how, who and when to label a part as counterfeit remains a debatable issue.
At ERAI, we are constantly evolving and finding ways to better
serve our Members. We have expanded the data that is presented to you in our
High Risk and Suspect Counterfeit Parts Database. Along with the standard
report categories and nonconformance description, Members can now see the
components’ type and a new section cross referencing alerts issued for similar
This report by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) examines the use and effectiveness of GIDEP with regard to counterfeit part reporting, DOD’s efforts in the detection of counterfeit parts and DOD’s reliance on contractors’ implementation of counterfeit avoidance systems.