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Protecting One Of The Most Likely Counterfeited FSC Codes

Posted by Jackie Puleo on Feb 10, 2014 12:38:00 PM

Federal Stock Code 5962 are Microcircuits — electronic components that go on green circuit boards that exist in most things electronic.  FSC 5962 Microcircuits are one of the most likely FSCs in the federal supply chain to be counterfeited.  In case you were not aware, there currently is a worldwide epidemic of counterfeit electronic ewaste-newcomponents.  In short, the e-waste we are recycling (things like computers, televisions, cell phones, etc.) is often shipped overseas to be salvaged and sent back to the supply chain as individual components.  This pandemic has not only polluted the global supply chain, but also the US Military's supply chain.  As my company is heavily involved in mitigating counterfeit components for its clients, I decided to write this post on the topic of the Defence Logistics Agency’s (DLA)  QTSL Program.  My role is to support the DLA and DoD buyers and engineers in supplying their hard to find parts.  My company is qualified to supply these 5962 Microcircuits, and I often encounter folks within the DLA that are unsure of what the QTSL program is and how it works.  I am hopeful that this post can offer insight to some of the questions and concerns they may be having.

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Military Buyers Must Understand 121 and 129 Trace

Posted by Jackie Puleo on Oct 1, 2013 10:07:00 AM

As an AS9120-A–certified supplier of aircraft components to the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and aerospace contractors, we often encounter situations where we need to747 Jet understand the meaning of 121 Trace and 129 Trace (trace is referring to traceability paperwork for a component).  Often times, the parts we supply are obsolete or very difficult to find. Secure Component’s role in our customer’s supply chain is to provide items they are unable to locate within their “authorized supply chain.” In short, we provide additional sourcing horsepower for their supply chain, which ensures that all the available options for parts that meet the acceptable quality, pricing, and timeline requirements for their application have been explored and are included in the quote. In some of our company’s recent interactions with clients, we have noticed confusion regarding 121 and 129 Trace. This post will explain both types of trace and clarify the confusion surrounding the two.

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Similarities of Combating Counterfeits- Seafood, Military Electronics

Posted by Jackie Puleo on Aug 1, 2013 9:53:00 AM

Within the last decade, the crime of counterfeiting  items that we use every day has reached epidemic proportions. Whether it is electronics, textiles, pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, or even food, recent reports of counterfeiting can be tied to almost anything. In my business, which is the sale of obsolete and hard-to-find material for military applications, we have become very aware of the dangers posed by counterfeits.  Fortunately, both regulating bodies and the media are beginning to improve consumer awareness.

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Philanthropic Drive in Norristown, PA Supports Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Posted by Jackie Puleo on May 22, 2013 2:17:00 PM

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How We Can Support Our Troops and Their Pets

Posted by Jackie Puleo on May 15, 2013 10:10:00 AM

In April 2012, I left a 10-year career in veterinary medicine to embark on a new opportunity at Secure Components.  My job at Secure Components allows me the opportunity to work directly with military men and women every day.  As I forge new relationships with these folks, it’s my job to help them.  Like most things I do in life, I dove into my new position with an intense passion to help make the environment I work in and those that work in it a better place. In doing so, I find myself considering their problems and concerns as I watch the sacrifice they make for our country.   I am an animal lover at heart, especially dogs, and recently came across a story that I felt compelled to write about.  Think about how we can support our troops as you read on.

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