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Different team, same fight to supply critical parts and components for the warfighter

Posted by Kasey Gehman on Jun 16, 2017 10:35:35 AM

What goes into moving military supplies from base to base or FOB to FOB? In a simple (and very safe) world, it would be as easy as loading up some tractor trailers and hitting the open highway. Maybe here in the United States, that’s the case, but over in combat zones a lot goes into moving supplies between bases and camps. For example, you would need to have mechanics get the vehicles fueled and ready, a communications guy to ensure everything is charged and working, drivers and infantrymen ready for the environment they will face, Supplies to be on time and packaged appropriately, and maybe an American aircraft to provide over watch during the movement. In my 9 years as an aviation structural/hydraulic mechanic with the United States Marine Corps, I have seen what happens when my unit does not provide those aircraft for support. Majority of the time the mission is cancelled. As a result, a base will not receive the supplies they need or a unit will not be able to start or complete their mission effectively.

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Secure Components: The First Company Certfied to SAE AS6081 Will BePresenting and Exhibiting at the 2015 ERAI Conference

Posted by Stephan Halper on Apr 20, 2015 2:37:00 PM

Stop By Secure Components Booth, #116 at this years ERAI Conference in San Diego, April 22nd and 23rd.

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Drexel Student Protects the US Military From Counterfeit Electronics

Posted by Liz Czerpak on Feb 19, 2015 11:01:46 AM


How I Got Here

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.

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New Rules of Procuring Electronic Components. Are you Protected from Counterfeits?

Posted by Dawn Gluskin on Nov 5, 2014 8:51:00 AM



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.


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Jail Time for Man Who Intentionally Supplied Counterfeit Electronic Components For Submarines!

Posted by Al Kiel on Jun 5, 2014 8:00:00 AM

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 sub-1certified 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.  

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New Safety Fears Over Counterfeit Car Parts

Posted by Al Kiel on Jun 2, 2014 10:26:25 AM

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.1-car-crash

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.

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Brothers Sold Dozens of Dangerous Airbags as Counterfeits Flood the Market

Posted by Al Kiel on May 30, 2014 4:12:00 PM

Two Canadian brothers accused of selling dangerous counterfeit airbags now face federal charges in Seattle.airbag-deployed

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.

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Investigators Seize $30m in Counterfeit Goods

Posted by Al Kiel on May 27, 2014 2:33:28 PM

By Laura Crimaldi
GLOBE STAFF   MAY 23, 2014

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 counterfeit_bagsmanufactured 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.

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Big data's pivotal role in mitigating electronics counterfeiting

Posted by Al Kiel on May 23, 2014 8:00:00 AM

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 RED-ELECTRONIC-PARTis 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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IPC Training DVD Focuses on Counterfeit Component Detection

Posted by Al Kiel on May 21, 2014 10:32:38 AM

elctronic-counterfeitBANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA — A newly released training video, DVD-166C, “Counterfeit Components” from IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries®, explains not only how counterfeit components find their way into the supply chain, but more important, how to detect fraudulent devices during visual inspection.Counterfeit components are an increasing challenge for the electronics industry and a potentially life-threatening issue in military, aerospace and medical electronics. “Even the best visual inspection only catches about 80 percent of all counterfeit components. 
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