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The Extent of Counterfeit Parts in DOD's Supply Chain Is
DOD's Existing Practices Are Limited in Protecting Its Supply
Chain against Counterfeit Parts
A Number of Commercial Initiatives Exist to Mitigate the Risk of
Counterfeit Parts in Supply Chains
Recommendations for Executive Action
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation
Appendix I Scope and Methodology 21
Appendix II Examples of Counterfeit Parts in DOD's Supply Chain 24
Appendix III Comments from the Department of Defense 27
Appendix IV Comments from the Department of Commerce 29
Appendix V GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 30
Table 1: Types of DOD Suppliers of Parts and Components 3
Table 2: Examples of Confirmed or Suspected Counterfeits in
DOD's Supply Chain 24
Figure 1: Visual Detection of a Counterfeit Integrated Circuit 16
GAO-10-389 Defense Supplier Base
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Defense Supplier Base: DOD Should Leverage Ongoing Initiatives in Developing Its Program to Mitigate Risk of Counterfeit Parts, report, March 29, 2010; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc295521/m1/3/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.