DARPA SHIELD Improves Traceability and Deters Counterfeiting

By Doug

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The security and integrity of the U.S. Department of Defense’s electronic systems are challenged by the presence of counterfeit integrated circuits. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has created the Supply Chain Hardware Integrity for Electronics Defense (SHIELD) program to enhance supply chain traceability and discourage counterfeiting. Northrop Grumman is leading a team to develop tiny RFID chips to enable traceability. Learn how the program has a significant ROI, as well as profound security implications.