Sullivan, B. A., & Wilson, J. M. (2016). Counterfeit parts in the U.S. Department of Defense supply chain.

Counterfeits in the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain threaten national security by compromising critical military operations and placing the lives of military service members at risk. These counterfeits are difficult to identify and are reported inconsistently when discovered. In an effort to raise awareness and generate discussion, this Backgrounder highlights criminal cases involving counterfeits in the DOD supply chain to illustrate the nature of the risk as it relates to types of counterfeit parts and how they entered the supply chain and then were identified, and the adjudication of individuals involved in the counterfeiting schemes.

A subsequent version of this research was published as

Sullivan, B. A., & Wilson, J. M. (2017). An Empirical Examination of Product Counterfeiting Crime Impacting the U.S. Military. Trends in Organized Crime, 20(3-4), 316-337. doi:10.1007/s12117-017-9306-7