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2012-10-31 15:20:17

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to enhance current safeguards to prevent counterfeit parts from entering the Defense Logistics Agency's supply chain, the agency introduced a new authentication marking requirement for the electronic microcircuits supply class. DLA is requiring the use of deoxyribonucleic acid, more commonly known as DNA, authentication marking for future procurements of items falling within Federal Supply Class 5962, Electronic...

2012-01-25 13:53:00

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Logistics Agency is working with commercial manufacturers and independent distributors to determine whether DNA marking could prevent counterfeit parts from entering the military supply system. Altera Corporation, a microcircuit manufacturer, and Applied DNA Sciences completed a six-month, DLA-sponsored pilot program last year that proved botanical DNA can be used to authenticate microcircuit chips. "In this...