2012 Congressional Reports
- Report on the Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for FY2013 United States Senate Appropriations Committee Released 2 August 2012
- Report of the Inquiry into Counterfeit Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain United States Senate Armed Services Committee Released 21 May 2012 -- "In March of 2011, the Senate Armed Services Committee initiated an investigation into counterfeit electronic parts in the Department of Defence (DO) supply chain. The investigation uncovered overwhelming evidence of large numbers of counterfeit parts making their way into critical defense systems. It revealed failures by defense contractors and DOD to report counterfeit parts and gaps in DOD's knowledge of the scope and impact of such parts on defense systems. The investigation exposed a defense supply chain that relies on hundreds of unvetted independent distributors to suypply electronic parts for some of our most sensitive defense sytems. And, it found overwhelming evidence that companies in China are the primary source of counterfeit electronic parts in the defense supply chain."
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