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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."
There is also a news video here
You are invited to submit a presentation abstract for the Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) 2018 Conference scheduled for December 3-6, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Government, Industry, and academia are encouraged to participate. Please be sure to submit abstracts and/or panel/training proposals within the appropriate track using the web site link. Abstracts and panel/training proposals should be 200-500 words in length. Do not attempt to submit abstracts or panel/training proposals through any other means. Submitted abstracts will be rated based on clarity, value added to the conference, and how well the topic fits within the track. Abstracts should be public releasable and contain no proprietary information. Please note that the conference planning team may determine that an abstract or panel/training proposal best fits in a track other that what was originally selected by the author.
DMSMS Abstract Submission
Abstracts should fit one of the following tracks
Detailed abstract information: DMSMS Abstracts - Tracks
Robin Brown, DoD DMSMS Lead, was interviewed on trends in obsolescence management in May issue of Looking Forward, The Future of Obsolescence Management.
The article is on line at this link: Future of Obsolescence Management
Is there any more information available on the AMRDEC's MORE tool posted on Sep 17? I was wondering if other DOD agencies would be able to utilize this tool for their DMSMS monitoring. I couldn't find any information on how to get in contact with the program office or how to request access to the tool.
Can we relocate the DKSP homepage from the subset of DAU to stand alone homepage? If not, we should relocate to the subset of GIDEP.
We should be the subset of GIDEP for 2 reasons:
1. The DMSMS topic is more closely related to the GIDEP than DAU.
2. With a link to GIDEP, our exposure, participation, and membeship will increase.
I see a number of contracts only referencing DMS but very few using DMSMS. DMS is used so muchthat there are many people who are unaware of the term (DMSMS). The DMSMS Guidebook (SD-22) 05-16-2017 only mentions DMS a few times in Example 12, 13 and 18. While DMSMS is mentioned several 100 times throughout the guidebook. But I cannot find a comparison of the terms. It is my opinion that the use of DMS in many of these contracts does not completely cover the intended work effort.
What is the correct usage?
With DoD system life cycles longer than technology life cycles, Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) issues are inevitable. DoD cannot afford to be reactive in this area – reactive DMSMS management may lead to schedule delays, decreased readiness and higher cost.
To mitigate DMSMS, leadership involvement and adequate resources are needed. The return on investment from these resources can be substantial because proactive actions and application of resources will lengthen the window of opportunity to take corrective action and allow for a larger number of low-cost options (plus associated improvements in cost effectiveness).
For More information visit the SD-22 Guidebook page in the DAU Tools Catalogue.