Fake tech gear has infiltrated the U.S. government | Synopsis

Fake tech gear has infiltrated the U.S. government

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This counterfeit microchip for military use was seized by U.S. Customs. It’s one of a growing number of fake tech products inadvertently bought by the government. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — A record number of tech products used by the U.S. military and dozens of other federal agencies are fake. That opens up a myriad of national security risks, from dud missiles to short-circuiting airplane parts to cyberespionage. Despite laws designed to crack down on counterfeiters, suppliers labeled by the U.S. government as “high risk” are increasing their sales to federal agencies. Their presence in government’s supply chain soared 63% over the past decade, according to a new study released by IHS, a supply chain management consultancy. Suppliers with the high-risk branding are known to engage in counterfeiting, wire fraud, product tampering and a laundry list of other illicit and illegal behaviors.

People:

Rory King

Overall Sentiment: 0.664127

Relevance: 0.32786

Sentiment Quote
0 “Policies and procedures just aren’t being followed,” said Rory King, …
0.218911 “Policies and procedures just aren’t being followed,” said Rory King, supply chain director at IHS, which provides supply chain management tools for the government and other clients. “It’s actually pretty simple to do — it’s a matter of needing better education, awareness and training.”
0.225813 “There’s an enormous amount of risk associated with counterfeit parts, not just to the men and women of our armed services, but for consumers as well,” King said. …
0.206438 “There’s an enormous amount of risk associated with counterfeit parts, not just to the men and women of our armed services, but for consumers as well,” King said. “Military and aerospace get the majority of attention, but if a counterfeit part were to escape into minivan’s braking system, you’ve got a huge issue on your hands.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 4
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.651162
  • Mean: 0.1627905
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Vivek Kamath

Overall Sentiment: 0.240513

Relevance: 0.274663

Sentiment Quote
-0.0513762 “What keeps us up at night is the dynamic nature of this threat, because by the time we’ve figured out how to test for these counterfeits, they’ve figured out how to get around it,” said Vivek Kamath, …
0.0555074 “What keeps us up at night is the dynamic nature of this threat, because by the time we’ve figured out how to test for these counterfeits, they’ve figured out how to get around it,” said Vivek Kamath, head of Raytheon’s (RTN, Fortune 500) supply chain operations. “It’s literally on almost a daily basis they change. The sophistication of the counterfeiting is amazing to us.”
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 2
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0041312
  • Mean: 0.0020656
  • Standard Deviation: 0

Sen. John McCain

Overall Sentiment: 0.170099

Relevance: 0.266788

Sentiment Quote
0.0408003 “Counterfeit parts pose an increasing risk to our national security, to the reliability of our weapons systems and to the safety of our men and women in uniform,” Sen. John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, said …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.0408003
  • Mean: 0.0408003
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731
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Organization: U.S. government

Overall Sentiment: -0.0561606

Relevance: 0.756747

Organization: Missile Defense Agency

Overall Sentiment: -0.183388

Relevance: 0.499499

Country: United States

Overall Sentiment: 0.0128138

Relevance: 0.418415

Disambiguation: Location | Region | AdministrativeDivision | GovernmentalJurisdiction | FilmEditorReferences:

City: NEW YORK

Overall Sentiment: 0.153602

Relevance: 0.318648

FieldTerminology: IHS

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.447513

FieldTerminology: routers

Overall Sentiment: 0.0996643

Relevance: 0.311234

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A record number of tech products used by the U.S. military and dozens of other federal agencies are fake. That opens up a myriad of national security risks, from dud missiles to short-circuiting airplane parts to cyberespionage.

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Fake tech gear has infiltrated the U.S. government

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