Counterfeit Electronic Parts
DFARS clause 252.246-7007 Contractors Counterfeit Electronic Part Detection and Avoidance System, addresses unlawful or unauthorized reproduction, substitution, or alteration that has been knowingly mismarked, misidentified, or otherwise misrepresented to be an authentic, unmodified electronic part from the original manufacturer, or a source with the express written authority of the original manufacturer or current design activity, including an authorized aftermarket manufacturer. Unlawful or unauthorized substitution includes used electronic parts represented as new, or the false identification of grade, serial number, lot number, date code, or performance characteristics. This clause applies to all electronic parts - even commercial items, and down supply chain to electronic parts suppliers.
Due to the risk of receiving Counterfeit Electronic Parts, HII conducts due diligence to detect and avoid any potential acquisition of this unlawful material.