When I was working for a division of a very large U.S. company purchasing would buy floor sweepings just to save a buck.
I suspect buying from a reputable supplier and insisted on traceability would go a long way toward at least greatly minimizing this problem.
Long overdue. But the last paragraph of the story contains the bad news. It's sad that with the political climate in Washington being what it is and the general election looming (albeit in five months) even a slam dunk issue like this one probably won't get the attention it deserves in a timely manner.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.