Effective April 26, 2013 and in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive, policies have been established, responsibilities have been assigned, to prevent the introduction of counterfeit materiel at any level of the DoD supply chain. These assigned responsibilities for prevention, detection, remediation, investigation, and restitution to defend the DoD against counterfeit materiel that poses a threat to personnel safety and mission assurance.
This is applicable to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the DoD Components). This also includes, all phases of materiel management, from identifying and defining an operational requirement to an items introduction into the DoD supply chain through weapon and information system phase-out and retirement, including operation and maintenance, materiel disposition, and the materiel management data systems.
To view the letter from Frank Kendall, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, please click here.