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DoD Mulls Anti-Counterfeit IT Rule for Defense Contracts

PentagonThe U.S. Defense Department wants to implement a rule requiring large contractors to adopt measures aimed at avoiding counterfeit electronic parts and components, Fierce Government IT reported Tuesday.

David Perera writes the Pentagon issued the rule in mid-May as an update to its  acquisition regulations and is accepting comments until mid-July.

According to the report, the new rule could require affected companies and their subcontractors to train employees.

Those companies would also have to assume a methodology, parts traceability and inspection system geared toward avoiding and detecting fake parts.

The rule covers all companies with cost-plus contracts subject to cost accounting standards, Perera reports.

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