DLA combines plants and microchips to fight counterfeits

Thursday - 4/26/2012, 3:37pm EDT

Chris Metz, director of the technical and quality policy division, Defense Logistics Agency

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When counterfeit electronics make their way into the military supply chain, it can cost lives.

The Defense Logistics Agency recently sponsored a program to tag microchips with plant DNA. It was so successful that the DLA is adding a second phase.

Chris Metz, the director of the technical and quality policy division at the DLA, tells The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about how the agency is combining plants and microchips.