The 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.