Joseph Federico’s Academics and Early Career

Joseph Federico currently works as the Vice President and Director of Operations for NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. In this capacity, Joseph works diligently to complete strategic business objectives, meet targeted growth goals, and streamline work processes to ensure quality and security at every level of NJMET.

Joseph’s has earned his associate’s degree from the Metropolitan Technical Institute and then his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering technology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. This educational foundation, along with his co-development of the military and aerospace reliability department, propelled Joseph Federico into the leadership of NJMET and is currently working on an executive Business degree from Columbia University.

Joseph developed the Mission: Imposter testing system to verify counterfeited and cloned electronic components. This innovative system, which has been helpful in the development of most counterfeit detection requirements in the electronic industry, uses a variety of physical, chemical, metallurgical, and electronic tests to check the authenticity of various electronic components. When product manufacturers use subpar or counterfeit components in their products, those products may not perform up to the manufacturer’s standards or may even cause failures and injuries to end users. Detecting and removing counterfeit components is an essential part of the NJMET workflow, and Joseph Federico has focused on this capacity significantly throughout his career at NJMET.

Since joining the NJMET team in 1978, Joseph has helped the company earn several significant accolades including the Israeli ODEM Award, and the title of United States Small Business Administration Region II Subcontractor of the Year. Joseph’s team also received the “Keeping America Strong” award during a television special hosted by William Shatner, where he and his team received recognition for their accomplishments and innovative new electronic component testing systems.

Joseph Federico and MISSION – IMPOSTER

Joseph Federico currently works as the Vice President and Director of Operations for NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. He spearheads innovative new workflow techniques and works diligently to meet strategic business goals and growth objectives, but the foundation of his career is his work on Mission: Imposter, an electronic component testing system, which was helpful in the development of most counterfeit detection requirements in the electronics industry today.

Mission: Imposter is a rigorous electronic component testing system that uses a variety of physical, chemical, electronic, and metallurgical tests to check the authenticity of various electronic components. Cloned and counterfeited electronic components are huge problems for many electronic equipment manufacturers; producers of these subpar products attempt to deceive vendors by offering cloned and counterfeited components that appear to function as the genuine article, but often fail in production use.

Poorly made electronic components are not only frustrating for manufacturers; they are also potentially dangerous and could cause serious damage to manufacturers, users, vendors, and a company’s reputation. NJMET INC tests electronic components to determine authenticity to ensure the quality of their finished products using those components.

Joseph Federico’s work on Mission: Imposter has gained international attention. He has received several invitations to speak at industry events all over the world, including Japan, China, Israel, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Personal Life of Joseph Federico

Joseph Federico is the Vice President and Director of Operations at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. In this role, Joseph works hard to ensure his company meets strategic business objectives and growth goals while consistently overseeing workflow and testing regimens for various electronic components. Joseph has helped his company organize and promote various charitable endeavors throughout New Jersey, and his dedication to service and improving the lives of others carries over into his personal life as well.

Joseph Federico regularly donates to the March of Dimes, the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In his spare time, he participates in charitable walk-a-thons throughout New Jersey and arranges donations to many charitable causes. Joseph also spent 18 years as a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine Instructor, Church Lector, and Eucharistic Minister.

Joseph has traveled the world to offer insights and advice to other industry leaders and counts Japan and Israel as some of his favorite places to visit. He hopes to see Australia, Antarctica, and Dubai sometime during his life.

He also enjoys spending his free time with family and strives to be a devoted father, son, uncle, and friend. He regularly visits Broadway for concerts and shows and enjoys hiking whenever he can. An avid sports fan, Joseph Federico cheers for the New York Rangers, New York Yankees, the New York Giants, and the Los Angeles Lakers. He also enjoys boxing, mixed martial arts, sumo wrestling, and Formula One racing. He hopes to one day run the New York Marathon.

Joseph Federico of NJ Gives Back to the Community

Joseph Federico of NJ is an active member of his community in Clifton, NJ, where he has worked since 1978 at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. He strongly believes in service to others and improving the lives of members of his community, and this belief shows through in the various charitable causes he has helped organize and complete over the years. His upbringing and love of his community have inspired a life of service to others and commitment to improving the lives of others.

In a professional capacity, Joseph Federico of NJ has encouraged NJMET to increase its charitable work in a variety of local, national, and international causes. NJMET offers an annual scholarship to a local high school senior with strong academic success who plans to pursue a career in STEM field of science, technology, engineering and manufacturing. The company has also helped organize charitable events and fundraising drives for many causes over the years. Most recently, NJMET organized and completed a Holiday Toy Drive for Oasis: a Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ.

Joseph Federico of NJ also believes in charity in his personal life. He regularly donates to the March of Dimes, the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He participates in walk-a-thons and other charity drives all over Metropolitan area on a regular basis and believes in supporting the spiritual health of his community.

Joseph Federico of NJ Works at NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc.

Joseph Federico of NJ started his career in the 1970s.  Joseph joined NJ Micro Electronic Testing, Inc. of Clifton, NJ in 1978 and has worked up to the position of Vice President and Director of Operations, his current role in the company. His involvement in the development of the military and aerospace reliability department helped in the growth of the company reorganizations NJMET as a reliable Electronic Testing Laboratory worldwide.

Joseph Federico of NJ also believes strongly in supporting his local community, giving back, and improving the lives of others. He engages in many charitable causes in his personal life and has encouraged his company NJMET to participate in several philanthropic causes throughout New Jersey. Most recently, NJMET completed a Holiday Toy Drive for Oasis: a Haven for Women and Children in Paterson, NJ.

In a professional capacity, Joseph Federico of NJ helped NJMET earn the title of United States Small Business Administration Region II Subcontractor of the Year and gain the Israeli ODEM Award.

Preventing counterfeiting through e-waste export control

With increased dialogue and networking of intelligence information between these organizations in the electronic component recycling and supply chains, I feel that the SEERA will decrease the supply of counterfeit electronic components,

I just read an article on the Secure E-waste Export and Recycling Act (SEERA) at http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20170207/rep-cook-reintroduces-bill-to-make-it-tougher-to-counterfeit-us-electronics .  This bill, introduced in the House of Representatives by Republican Paul Cook of California and Democrat Gene Green of Texas, aims to stop the export of e-waste to countries where it is used as source material for counterfeit electronics. Continue reading “Preventing counterfeiting through e-waste export control”

Changes to the DFAR Regulations

If you get a chance, I recommend that you read “When it Comes to Counterfeit Part Prevention, Semantics Matter” – a blog post by Kevin Sink. He discusses the need for the revisions to the DFAR regulations that are currently underway.

The DFAR regulations are positive tools detailing how to purchase manage and dispose of components. In addition, the introduction of the AS6171 standard will be an important aid to quality-control testing and providing standardize techniques and practices.

Counterfeit Electronic Part Prevention Rules Issued by DOD

Department of Defense published a new rule aimed at preventing counterfeit electronic parts from entering the military supply chain at any level.

 The final version of the rule can be found in the Federal Register as: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts-Further Implementation (DFARS Case 2014-D005) https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/08/02/2016-17956/defense-federal-acquisition-regulation-supplement-detection-and-avoidance-of-counterfeit-electronic#h-4.  The final version was drafted after a period of public commnet. It includes some changes in terminology to match industry standard terms and well as changes in requirements.

 I strongly feel that AS6171 will be a paramount aid to the future of quality-control testing and providing standardize techniques and practices. In uncovering counterfeit electronic component product. I also feel participating in these mandatory requirements shows a good faith effort in the purchasing, managing and disposal of the electronic components in question.

 

Proposed Changes to the Definition of Exempted Electronic Waste Items

This article describes the bill being considered by Congress that would amend existing export administration regulations. The change is that nonworking or non-tested used electronic items would be classified as electronic waste, so that they cannot be exported unless specific conditions are met.
I believe that one of the specific conditions that should be met for any electronic component that is disassembled and prepared for export is that the component be tested with a thorough risk mitigation and counterfeit test program with traceable paperwork results.

Reminder of Why Not to Buy Suspected Counterfeit or Gray Market Products

Electronic Products and Technology,  ept.ca, one of Canada’s Leading Electronics websites published two articles that outline the risks of buying and using counterfeit components. The articles are  Why Buy Authentic? The Case Against Counterfeit Products and Protecting Yourself from Counterfeit and Gray Market Components.

In addition to the practices and precautions mentioned in the articles, it is strongly recommended that any components that are purchased without an authentic manufacturers C of C Certificate of compliance should undergo Fraudulent/Counterfeit Electronic Parts: Avoidance, Detection, Mitigation testing in accordance with SAE Aerospace standard AS6081.