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DOD Section 818

NDAA 2012 Section 818
Section 818

(1.) Directs the Secretary to assess DOD acquisition policies and systems for the detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts. (2.) Outlines specific actions to be taken by the Secretary following such assessment, including revising the DOD Supplement to FAR to address such detection and avoidance. (3.) Provides contractor responsibilities relating to such detection and avoidance. (4.) Requires DOD contractors and subcontractors at all tiers, whenever possible, to obtain electronic parts from trusted suppliers (as compiled by DOD). (5.) Requires any DOD contractor or subcontractor who becomes aware of or has reason to suspect that any end item, component, part, or material contained in supplies purchased by DOD is counterfeit to report such fact to appropriate government authorities and the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program. (6.) Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish a methodology for the targeting of imported electronic parts as counterfeit sources. (7.) Requires the DOD Secretary to implement a program to enhance contractor detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronic parts. (8.) Amends the federal criminal code to provide criminal penalties for the intentional trafficking in counterfeit military goods or services. (9.) Requires the Attorney General to include in an annual report to Congress on Department of Justice (DOJ) business all DOJ actions taken with respect to such trafficking.
Source: GovTrack Website.