Counterfeit Parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain: Reporting Challenges and Risk Issues

Erik Dawson (Editor)

Series: Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: LAW068000



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The Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain is vulnerable to the risk of counterfeit parts, which have the potential to delay missions and ultimately endanger service members. To effectively identify and mitigate this risk, DOD began requiring its agencies in 2013 and its contractors in 2014, to report data on suspect counterfeit parts. This book examines, among other things, the use of the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program (GIDEP) to report counterfeits; GIDEP’s effectiveness as an early warning system; and DOD’s assessment of defense contractors’ systems for detecting and avoiding counterfeits. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1. Counterfeit Parts: DOD Needs to Improve Reporting and Oversight to Reduce Supply Chain Risk
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 2. DOD Supply Chain: Suspect Counterfeit Electronic Parts Can Be Found on Internet Purchasing Platforms
United States Government Accountability Office

Chapter 3. Defense Supplier Base: DOD Should Leverage Ongoing Initiatives in Developing Its Program to Mitigate Risk of Counterfeit Parts
United States Government Accountability Office


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