#22Pushups To Honor Those Who Serve
Stop By Secure Components Booth, #116 at this years ERAI Conference in San Diego, April 22nd and 23rd.
Topics: Stephan Halper
During October of my senior year at Upper Merion Area High School in King of Prussia, PA, I was looking for a job. I went to my business teacher about an ad she mentioned about a part-time position filing papers at a local investment firm. She asked me about my qualifications so she could inform the company. As a student also at Central Montco Technical High School in Plymouth Meeting PA, I was a part of the half-day Culinary Arts program. There, I was a part of an organization called SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA is a student leadership and skills organization for career and technical education. I told her all about my experiences - climbing the ranks as a school-wide officer to state treasurer to my current position as the National SkillsUSA Region 1 Vice President (June 2013 – June 2014). I was one of 15 young individuals elected by my peers to represent the over 350,000 members of SkillsUSA across the US and its territories.
In recent years, the counterfeit component epidemic has fueled ever-changing government regulations and evolving best-practices in the world of electronics. It’s no surprise that many electronic manufacturing companies are left feeling unsure or confused about how the new rules around procurement and testing apply to their businesses. Unfortunately, by not knowing and complying with these rules, even if unintentional, one can still be held liable, subject to penalties, and even face potential debarring from working within the government supply chain.
As a supplier of submarine parts, Secure Components works very hard to make sure we procure quality and authentic components. Our Quality Management System includes a Counterfeit Avoidance Policy which is certified to the Department of Defense-Adopted SAE AS6081 Counterfeit Avoidance standard. Our Counterfeit Avoidance Policy ensures that each component we sell is properly tested to ensure its authenticity. Suspect components are properly quarantined, and reported to GIDEP.
It is extremely disappointing to learn that what Mr. Picone has plead guilty to went on for nearly five years. His actions risked the lives and the missions of our brave men and women in uniform. We are hopeful that this event will increase the awareness of the counterfeit epidemic within the US Military Supply Chain and will lead to a stronger supply chain that the warfighter can count on.
Original Source: www.news.com.au
CAR safety experts have renewed warnings about non-genuine and counterfeit crash repair parts as an industry insider has claimed it may have already cost lives.
The issue has come to a head as cars have developed more complex safety systems and airbag sensors, while body structures now use a broader range of lightweight but high-strength steels.
Two Canadian brothers accused of selling dangerous counterfeit airbags now face federal charges in Seattle.
Charged with smuggling counterfeit goods into the United States, Abdul Masood Qayumi, 24, and Abdul Masih Qayumi, 26, are alleged to have sold dozens of poorly manufactured replacement airbags online in the months before their operation was shutdown.
Raids carried out at two Lawrence flea markets over Mother’s Day weekend turned up about $30 million worth of bogus clothing, shoes, handbags, and electronics believed to have been manufactured in China and shipped to Massachusetts for sale, a federal official said Friday.
The seizure is the largest in the history of the Boston office of Homeland Security Investigations and provides a peek into the $650 billion world of product counterfeiting.
By Mary Shacklett May 21, 2014, 10:05 PM PST
Digital-biotech signatures on electrical parts for identification and authentication purposes are a way big data is being used to reduce counterfeiting risks.
News surfaced in late 2012 that the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) wanted to reduce the risk of counterfeit parts in its supply chain and issued an authentication-marking requirement for electronic microcircuits. "Implementation of this new requirement will reduce the risk of counterfeit parts entering the DLA's supply chain," said Chris Metz, chief of the Technical and Quality Policy division for DLA Logistics Operations.
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