SMT's Tom Sharpe invited to give testimony before Senate Armed Services Committee

November 8th, 2011 Vice president of SMT Corp, Tom Sharpe was in Washington D.C. today relaying observations and recommendations to lawmakers about the state of counterfeit electronics within the DoD supply chain. The issue was taken very seriously by the committee, as details emerged through the testimony implicating China as the primary source of counterfeit components, and the implications of even a single component's failure. SMT shared details of counterfeiting processes it had recently detected with the committee, highlighting the increasing sophistication of the component counterfeiting industry. Further testimony was heard from a Government Accountability Office representative, Richard Hillman. Mr. Hillman shared details of components it purchased through dummy corporations which it then sent to SMT for authenticity testing. SMT's report data was also included in the GAO report submitted to the SASC.

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