NASA official says counterfeit parts a growing problem, Houston Chronicle
"The acting administrator of NASA told Congress Thursday that some of the cost overruns besetting the space agency stem from counterfeit parts inadvertently installed on space craft. "We find out late they are counterfeit parts,'" Christopher Scolese, the space agency's acting administrator, told a House Science and Technology subcommittee. "We find out about it while sitting atop a rocket or, worse, find out about it in space." NASA has been trying to weed out counterfeit parts for years, Scolese said."