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.