Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
What is the number one supply chain problem in our military today? According to Senator Levin, Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, fake electronics are making their way into use by "critical" military systems, including Navy helicopters and the Air Force's newest cargo planes. A year- long investigation conducted by the Committee concluded that more than one million suspected counterfeit parts are present in the Department of Defense's supply chain. "The failure of a single electronic part can leave a soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine vulnerable at the worst possible time," the report says.
The final report, published on May 21, 2012, found that independent distributors supply most problem parts and counterfeiters exploit testing vulnerabilities. Moreover, it concluded that industry reporting to the Department of Defense and criminal authorities was not up to expectations, leaving the system with a lack of realistic solutions. Hearing the Senate’s call for solutions, Mr. Todd Kramer, CEO of Secure Components and Mr. Stanley H. Salot Jr., president of the non-profit ECC Corporation formed the USNC/IECQ Distributors Advisory Group (DAG) in June 2012. DAG brings together representatives from distributors, brokers, test labs and other organizations providing parts to the defense avionics and aerospace sectors.
Under the USNC/IECQ, the DAG has developed and is implementing a set of industry-based international distributor certification requirements for counterfeit mitigation and avoidance. This includes accredited certification bodies, assessors and company certifications. Moreover, DAG is creating international consensus programs designed to:
Mr. Todd Kramer, Chairman
USNC/IECQ Distributors Advisory Group (DAG)
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