Suspect/Counterfeit Items (S/CI) Focus Group
Industry and other government organizations have had significant issues with counterfeit material and are developing programs to avoid, detect, mitigate and disposition them. S/CI is an interdisciplinary problem that must be treated with a graded approach depending upon the criticality or safety of the facility, system or component supply chain. Federal oversight of S/CI programs and processes must begin with an awareness of the magnitude of the problem and the assessed risk and include the right level of vendor qualification and material receipt testing and certification.
The DOE Federal Quality Council has formed an S/CI Focus Group to achieve the following goals:
- Validate that current guidance for S/CI requirements is appropriate for the Department.
- Promote improved communication, consistency, and collaboration across the DOE complex with regards to S/CI.
- Determine the effectiveness of the current S/CI program within DOE using objective evidence.
- Provide recommendations and lessons learned for continuous improvement in the area of S/CI using information available through HQ safety and S/CI databases or make recommendations for future data calls for information relevant to the performance of S/CI implementation programs.
- Evaluate training materials from various sources for possible use at DOE.
- Provide the Quality Council and with recommendations and lessons learned.
Suspect Counterfeit Items (S/CI)