'When counterfeit electronics make their way into the military supply chain, it can cost lives.' Federal News Radio highlights SigNature DNA project for military >> podcast
April 29, 2012
In this interview, Christine Metz, a director of the agency managing supply for the Department of Defense, speaks with interviewers from the radio program "The Federal Drive." Ms. Metz is the director of the technical and quality policy division of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
Metz describes the anti-counterfeiting efforts of the DLA, prominently including the ongoing project which has been testing our company's SigNature DNA technology to authenticate microchips. As Metz points out for interviewers Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, the issue of counterfeit electronics is spotlighted by the new Federal law which mandates steps to eliminate such counterfeits in the military supply chain. That language is in Section 818 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.
The pilot project using SigNature DNA has just finished marking over a half-million microchips at a major chip manufacturing plant in Asia. Project management for the effort is directed by LMI, a not-for-profit consultancy.
According to the Federal News Radio website, the station reaches "100,000 of the top federal executives and government contractors in America." It broadcasts in the Washington, D.C. metro on 1500 AM and 820 AM in Frederick, Md., and also functions as an internet radio outlet.
Click here for the Federal News Radio show "DLA combines plants and microchips to fight counterfeits."