23 May '12, 6pm

#DoD has implemented steps to combat the threat of counterfeit parts entering our supply chain

DOD Combats Counterfeit Parts Threat By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 23, 2012 – The Defense Department is resolute in its fight against counterfeit parts and has implemented steps to stop them from entering the supply chain and eliminating those already in, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little told reporters yesterday. DOD has been combating counterfeit parts for years, Little said. “We have stepped up, over time, our aggressive action to address this problem,” he said, “and we’ve stepped it up on many fronts.” Earlier this year, Frank Kendall, the acting undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, issued a memorandum to stand up an aggressive and comprehensive anti-counterfeiting program. The memo calls for a program to prevent and detect electronic counterfeit parts and other mission- critical and critical safety p...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116456

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