12 Criteria for Counterfeit Mitigation

DFARS states that counterfeit avoidance programs for electronic parts must meet 12 criteria related to:

  • Keeping continually informed of counterfeiting information and trends
  • Screening Government/Industry Data Exchange Program (“GIDEP”) reports and other credible sources of information
  • Control of obsolete electronic parts
  • Personnel training
  • Electronic parts inspection and testing
  • Abolishing counterfeit parts proliferation
  • Electronic parts traceability
  • Using OEMs or other sources with written authorization
  • Reporting and quarantining of both suspect and actual counterfeits
  • Methods for rapidly confirming counterfeits
  • Design, operation and maintenance of detection and avoidance systems
  • Flowdowns to all levels of the supply chain