This is coolbert:
NOT only did this bad guy sell counterfeit integrated circuits ["chips"] to the U.S. government, he did so knowing full well they were bogus AND IN ADDITION also KNEW they were to be used in the electronic "suites" as associated with nuclear submarines.
"Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Trafficking Counterfeit Military Goods"
"A Massachusetts man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for importing thousands of counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs) from China and Hong Kong and reselling them to U.S. customers, including contractors supplying them to the U.S. Navy for use in nuclear submarines."
“He sold counterfeit integrated circuits knowing that the parts were intended for use in nuclear submarines by the U.S. Navy, and that malfunction or failure of the parts could have catastrophic consequences.”
I WOULD HAVE TO THINK THAT THE TASK OF LOCATING EVERY ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD CONTAINING THESE COUNTERFEIT "CHIPS" AND REPLACING THOSE QUESTIONABLE ELECTRONICS WITH CERTIFIED PARTS A MONUMENTAL TASK. THE COST AS ENTAILED ALSO ASTRONOMICAL. THE SUBSAFE PROGRAM IS FACED WITH AN ORDEAL THAT MUST BE BORNE FROM THE SECURITY AND SAFETY STANDPOINT.
That sentence of three years also seems rather lenient! ONLY about half that time actually will be spent in prison, the remainder spent on parole!