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IPC COMMUNITY 28 SPRING 2023 Realizing the Promise of IPC-1791 IPC-1791, Trusted Electronic Designer, Fab- ricator and Assembler Requirements, is an electronics standard developed in collabo- ration with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and industry to address some of today's greatest risks to a trusted supply chain. The standard provides traceability and helps pro- tect against counterfeits. In fact, IPC-1791 was specifically cited in the U.S. Department of Commerce response to Executive Order 14017-Securing America's Supply Chains. But to be as effective as possible, the stan- dard needs greater support from the DoD. While it has been adopted by the DoD, it has not yet been mandated. IPC-1791 holds the promise to introduce much greater security to U.S. defense electronics, and support the goals of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base. IPC developed this standard as it does all its standards—with all relevant stakeholders in the room. For IPC-1791, this group included the DoD, defense primes, PCB fabricators and designers, and electronics assemblers. The By Chris Mitchell IPC Vice President Global Government Relations ADVOCACY

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