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.
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.
Bob Bodemuller, Lockheed Martin Missiles and & Fire Control (MFC)
Since the original passage of Section 818 in the 2012 NDAA we have all been on the counterfeit mitigation/avoidance roller coaster. First the law was passed and we awaited the first DFARS. Finally, the first DFARS case was open for public comment and industry provided a large amount of feedback and suggestions regarding how the DFARS could affect industry. Next we waited with anticipation to see what the result would be.
In November 2007, the G-19 Counterfeit Electronic Components Committee was chartered by SAE Aerospace to develop the first industry standard to specifically address the threat of counterfeit electronic components in the aeronautic, space, defense, civil and commercial electronic supply chains. The committee was tasked with documenting recognized best practices in component management, supplier management, procurement, inspection, test/evaluation methods and response strategies when suspect or confirmed counterfeit components are detected.
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
Over a year ago, ERAI compiled a library of photographs and a search engine to enable Members to locate images of specific part non-conformances specified from a list of categories from our Nonconformance Photo Library. We then then further enhanced this search by providing a set of filters enabling Members to narrow down searches to include images of specific part numbers or parts from a specific manufacturer. We have received great Member feedback and based on Member requests and reviews, we have now improved this feature by adding the capability to create slideshow presentations based on search criteria from the Nonconformance Photo Library in order to provide our Members with a powerful and educational training and presentation tool.
Counterfeit parts within the government supply chain are a growing concern. Join us for a Safety and Mission Assurance Discussion Forum on March 3 at 1 p.m. EST as our panelists continue the dialog on combating counterfeit parts, including Cyber security and electronic parts; Ruminations, myths and unreliable facts; Mechanical and structural counterfeiting.
Counterfeit Electronic Parts and Their Impact on Supply Chains examines how these items are negatively affecting the aviation, spacecraft, and defense sectors and what can be done about it.