Workshop Agenda

Date - Thursday, August 5, 2021
Time - 10:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

*All times shown are in US Eastern Time Zone

This free workshop is organized by the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE) at the University of Maryland and the UMD School of Public Policy. The workshop will be held in conjunction with the SMTA/CALCE Symposium on Counterfeit Parts and Materials.

Objective: The objective of this Workshop is to examine enterprise network modeling as a tool for understanding and disrupting counterfeit electronics supply chains.

Participants: Electronics supply chain members from OCMs to users, supply chain monitoring technology developers, academics, policymakers, legal and law enforcement, and other stakeholders 

Workshop Outcome: A report capturing the discussion, issues identified, and recommendations for developing and implementing network models that capture the latest practices and future trends.

The workshop will include sessions on:

10:30 a.m. Session 1: Opening  Moderators: Diganta Das (UMD) and Peter Sandborn (UMD)
  • Welcome
  • Who we are
    • NSF Grant, modeling, and workshops
    • Partners: UMD, ARLIS, START, CALCE, +others
  • Scope
    • Who the stakeholders are
    • What are “parts?”
    • Workshop motivation (Network modeling as a tool to address the problem)
  • Introduction to the current state of Network Model (Outline)
11:00 a.m. Session 2: Counterfeit Electronics Supply Chain  Moderator: Robert Bodemuller (Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control)
  • Primary entities
    • Manufacturers, distributors, policymakers
  • Connections and relationships between entities
    • Government industry relationships
    • Information sharing
  • Entities’ vulnerabilities, responsibilities, and objectives
    • Roles in counterfeit avoidance
    • Areas of concerns and threat vectors
    • Business objectives
  • Types of counterfeit parts and sources.

Panelists Include Faiza Khan (IDEA), Richard Smith (ERAI), Don Elario (ECIA), and Jim Creiman (Northrop Grumman).
12:30 p.m. Break  
1:00 p.m. Session 3: Traceability, Tracking, and Transparency  Moderator: Michael Ford (Aegis Software)
  • Information sharing mechanisms
  • Blockchain
    • Ownership exchange and tracking
    • Trust level between entities
  • Infrastructure for inventory/component management, including machine vision
  • Traceability standards
Panelists Include Radu Diaconescu (SWIE), David Mills (Alitheon), and Cameron Shearon (Raytheon).
2:30 p.m. Break  
2:45 p.m. Session 4: Policies - Standards, Legal, Acquisition, Law Enforcement  Moderator: Bill Greenwalt (American Enterprise Institute)
  • Administrative and acquisition mechanisms to combat counterfeit electronic parts
  • Roles of FAR and DFAR
  • Reporting requirements
  • Roles of law enforcement and prosecution
Panelists Include Ryan Ouimette (Aerospace Industries Association), Prof. Patricia Campbell (University of Maryland Carey School of Law), and Samantha Clark (Rebellion Defense).


4:15 p.m. Session 5: Network Modeling  Moderator: Douglas Bodner (Georgia Institute of Technology)
  • Background on network modeling
    • Current use
    • How it can secure supply chains
  • Modeling architecture
  • Desired outputs, available inputs
  • Decision-making modeling
Panelist Include: Dr. Judith Dahmann (MITRE) and Dr. Michael Pennock (MITRE)
5:30 p.m. Session 6: Wrap Up  Diganta Das (UMD) and Peter Sandborn (UMD)
  • What have we learned?
  • Formation of future task groups
  • Information on future activities
  • Action items

The meeting will follow Chatham House Rule – that is, no attribution of comments or quotes to encourage open discussion. This workshop is part of a National Science Foundation project focused on Using Enterprise Network Models to Disrupt the Operations of Illicit Counterfeit Part Supply Chains for Critical Systems.

Please fill the form below if you are interested in participating.

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