Counterfeit parts: Considerations for contractors in the context of emerging regulations

September 2012
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Counterfeit parts: Considerations for contractors in the context of emerging regulations

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Numerous companies have learned the hard way about counterfeit components. But when counterfeit parts find their way into the world of defense contractors, serious problems can arise, from system malfunctions and failures to diminished efficiency and reduced product life span.

Numerous companies have learned the hard way about counterfeit components. But when counterfeit parts find their way into the world of defense contractors, serious problems can arise, from system malfunctions and failures to diminished efficiency and reduced product life span. Held to an extremely high standard, with an extraordinary duty to mitigate breaches of sensitive, confidential, or classified information or technology, contractors should use a risk-based approach to remain unstained by these threats.