Senate panel to probe counterfeit military parts problem
March 9th, 2011
08:46 PM ET
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Senate panel to probe counterfeit military parts problem

Washington (CNN) - The risk of counterfeit electronics being used in military equipment has prompted a congressional investigation, the top senators on the Senate Armed Services Committee announced Wednesday.

"The presence of counterfeit electronic parts in the Defense Department's supply chain is a growing problem that government and industry share a common interest in solving," committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Michigan, and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, the ranking member, said in a statement.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Bob McCoy

    Good, Cheap, Fast. Pick two?

    March 9, 2011 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  2. Gail

    Can't they buy American?

    March 9, 2011 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  3. justathougth

    The ever efficient Senate closing the barn door after the horse escaped.

    March 10, 2011 03:38 am at 3:38 am |
  4. Peter E

    Damn private contractors. They will use any means to defraud the taxpayer and outsource even our defense just so they can keep the money.
    But that's what these private contractors do. Remember the $2 billion the KBR company (then a Halliburton subsidiary) defrauded taxpayers with its so-called Iraq reconstruction project?

    March 10, 2011 06:10 am at 6:10 am |
  5. 100% ETH

    Is that Made in China Shoes with GPS tracking system tampered in its soles, to assist the TERRORISTS by tracking our Armies locations??!!

    March 10, 2011 07:55 am at 7:55 am |