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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office.

Title DOD supply chain [electronic resource] : suspect counterfeit electronic parts can be found on internet purchasing platforms : report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate.

Imprint [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Govt. Accountability Office, [2012]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-12-375    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (i,19 p.) : col. ill.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Note Title from PDF cover screen (viewed on Mar. 29, 2012).
"February 2012."
Summary Counterfeit parts, generally the misrepresentation of parts' identity or pedigree, can seriously disrupt the Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain, harm weapon systems integrity, and endanger troops' lives. In a November testimony (GAO-12-213T), GAO summarized preliminary observations from its investigation into the purchase and authenticity testing of selected, military-grade electronic parts that may enter the DOD supply chain. As requested, this report presents GAO's final findings on this issue. The results are based on a nongeneralizable sample and cannot be used to make inferences about the extent to which parts are being counterfeited. GAO created a fictitious company and gained membership to two Internet platforms providing access to vendors selling military-grade electronic parts. GAO requested quotes from numerous vendors to purchase a total of 16 parts from three categories: (1) authentic part numbers for obsolete and rare parts; (2) authentic part numbers with postproduction date codes (date codes after the last date the part was manufactured); and (3) bogus, or fictitious, part numbers that are not associated with any authentic parts. To determine whether the parts received were counterfeit, GAO contracted with a qualified, independent testing lab for full component authentication analysis of the first two categories of parts, but not the third (bogus) category. Part numbers have been altered for reporting purposes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-12-375."
Subject United States. Department of Defense -- Supplies and stores -- Procurement.
Electronic apparatus and appliances -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Electronic commerce -- United States.
Added Author Hillman, Richard J.
Persons, Timothy.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Armed Services.
Added Title Department of Defense supply chain : suspect counterfeit electronic parts can be found on internet purchasing platforms
Suspect counterfeit electronic parts can be found on internet purchasing platforms
Running Title Suspect counterfeit parts
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-12-375

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