42 U.S. Code § 18444 - Counterfeit parts
(a) In general
The Administrator shall plan, develop, and implement a program, in coordination with other Federal agencies, to detect, track, catalog, and reduce the number of counterfeit electronic parts in the NASA supply chain.
In carrying out the program, the Administrator shall establish—
(1) counterfeit part identification training for all employees that procure, process, distribute, and install electronic parts that will—
(C) regularly update employees on new threats, identification techniques, and reporting requirements; and
(2) an internal database to track all suspected and confirmed counterfeit electronic parts that will maintain, at a minimum—
(B) parts known and suspected of being counterfeit, including lot and date codes, part numbers, and part images;
(c) Review of procurement and acquisition policy
(1) In general
In establishing the program, the Administrator shall amend existing acquisition and procurement policy to purchase electronic parts from trusted or approved manufacturers. To determine trusted or approved manufacturers, the Administrator shall establish a list, assessed and adjusted at least annually, and create criteria for manufacturers to meet in order to be placed onto the list.
The criteria may include—
(F) physical destruction of all defective, damaged, and sub-standard parts that are by-products of the manufacturing process;