Extension of comment period and public meeting announced for proposed DFARS rule on counterfeit electronic parts

The Department Acquisition Regulation Systems, Department of Defense (DOD), announced today that it has extended the public comment period for the proposed rule Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts–Further Implementation, 80 Fed. Reg. 56,939 (Sept. 21, 2015) (Proposed Rule). The Proposed Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2015, amends the Department of Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) to further implement Section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 regarding counterfeit electronic parts. The public may now submit comments on the Proposed Rule until December 11, 2015.

Additionally, DOD announced that it will host a public meeting on November 13, 2015 to obtain feedback from experts and other interested parties in the public and private sector on the contents of the Proposed Rule. Registration for the public meeting must be completed by November 9, 2015, and more information about the meeting is available here.

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