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DAU will be hosting a webinar on Best Practices for Contracting for
DMSMS Management on February 26, 2020.
DAU Webcasts take place on select
Wednesdays at 12:30-2:00 pm ET on WEBEX. All sessions are recorded for future
viewing. There is no sign up required and the sessions are open to the public.
The DAU Webcast site can be found at the link: DAU Webcasts. (https://www.dau.edu/p/lunch-learn)
This DMSMS Knowledge Sharing Portal (DKSP) contains an excellent listing of DMSMS related tools at https://www.dau.edu/cop/dmsms/Lists/Tools/AllItems.aspx, as does the separate but aligned DAU Product Support Analytical Tools Database at https://www.dau.edu/tools/t/Product-Support-Analytical-Tools-Database. During some recent research, I noted several references to the Multifunctional Obsolescence Resolution Environment (MORE), and as a public service, wanted to share them with the community: https://www.dsiac.org/tags/multifunctional-obsolescence-resolution-environment-tool-database-more as well as at https://www.army.mil/article/192061/database_tool_improves_dod_obsolescence and https://www.dsiac.org/resources/news/database-tool-improves-dod-obsolescence.
DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to require contractors and subcontractors to report to the Government-Industry Data Exchange Program certain counterfeit or suspect counterfeit parts and certain major or critical nonconformances.
GIDEP FAR Rule was published Nov 22, 2019 in the Federal Register and is effective December 23, 2019. Required in: contracts for items containing electronics; contracts that include critical safety items; or contracts with higher level quality assurance. Contract clause requires reporting non-conforming or suspect counterfeit items to GIDEP and screening of the GIDEP database for alerts of reported items to prevent incorporation of those items on the production line.
Full details can be found in the Federal Register at the following link:
The DMSMS 2019 Committee invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the DMSMS 2019 Conference. This year's theme is "Strengthening Parts & DMSMS Management to Improve Readiness & Affordability".
For detailed information on topics and subject tracks please follow the link below to the DMSMS Abstract Submission Page
Deadline for Abstract Submission is July 31, 2019.
Additional Information on the DMSMS conference can be found at:
I'm providing a couple of link s below to recent articles on recently discovered computer hardware attack. The article says "The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America's technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources."… and … "Nested on the servers' motherboards, the testers found a tiny microchip, not much bigger than a grain of rice, that wasn't part of the boards' original design. Amazon reported the discovery to U.S. authorities, sending a shudder through the intelligence community. Elemental's servers could be found in Department of Defense data centers, the CIA's drone operations, and the onboard networks of Navy warships."
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The Trials and Tribulations of Selecting Non-Traditional Parts, the Rewards Make them WorthwhileFebruary 26, 2020 By Robin Brown, Defense Standardization Program Office and Christine Metz, LMISelecting a non-traditional part, such as selecting an automotive grade connector for use in an aerospace system, can be tricky business. Many alternate grade parts have shown better quality than the COTS (Commercial Off
2019 Year in Review - Happy Holidays!December 16, 2019 Dear Team – The holiday season brings thoughts of joy and gratitude, and there's no better time to express my thanks and sincere appreciation for your amazing hard work and dedication. Reflecting on the year, it's clear to see how hard you've worked. Your drive and determination helped us to get wh
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