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Publications: Cyber and Supply Chain Security

Secure Networks Critical to Maintaining DoD Tech Edge, Federal Times, Apr. 26, 2016, by Robert S. Metzger

BNA INSIGHTS: JEDEC’s New JESD243: A New Standard That Is Less Than Industry Needs to Avoid Counterfeit Electronic Parts (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, Vol. 105, No. 15, Mar. 20, 2016, by Robert S. Metzger

Internet of Things: When Cyberattacks Have Physical Effects, Federal Times, Apr. 8, 2016, by Robert S. Metzger

Twists and Turns – DoD Backs Away from the ‘Network Penetration’ DFARS. Or Does It? (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 105 FCR, Feb. 16, 2016; Privacy and Security Law Report, 15 PVLR 532, Mar. 14, 2016, by Robert S. Metzger

Reconciling Risk and Value for the Internet of Things, Federal Times, Feb. 4, 2016, by Robert S. Metzger

Federal Cyber Security Initiatives: Implications for State & Local Governments (and Contractors) (PDF) Presentation to ABA Public Contracts Law Section, State and Local Division, Jan. 28, 2016, by Robert S. Metzger

The Hidden Cybersecurity Risk for Federal Contractors, opinion, Federal Computer Week (FCW), Jan. 12, 2016, by Brian D. Miller

Learning to Live with the ‘Network Penetration’ DFARS (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 104 FCR 1293, Dec. 29, 2015, by Robert S. Metzger

Improving Cyber and Supply Chain Security in GSA Schedule Contracting (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Privacy and Security Law Report, 14 PVLR 2300, Dec. 21, 2015; Federal Contracts Report, 104 FCR, Dec. 8, 2015, by Robert S. Metzger

Avoiding Counterfeit Electronic Parts: How DoD’s Proposed Rule May Affect You (PDF) Insight, ERAI, Inc. Quarterly Newsletter, Q4-2015, Dec. 2015, by Robert S. Metzger

How IoT poses a security risk to our critical infrastructure, Federal Times, IT BLOG, Dec. 11, 2015, by Robert S. Metzger

Avoiding Counterfeit Electronic Parts: How DoD’s Proposed Rule May Affect You (PDF) Friday Flash, The Coalition for Government Procurement, Dec. 4, 2015, by Robert S. Metzger

View from RJO: OMB’s New Guidance on Using Acquisition Methods to Improve Cybersecurity (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 104 FCR, Aug. 18, 2015, by Robert S. Metzger

Cyber Threats & Privacy Concerns in the Public Sector (PDF) Webinar, June 23, 2015, by Robert S. Metzger (co-presented)

Threats to the Supply Chain: Extending Federal Cybersecurity Safeguards to the Commercial Sector (PDF) Bloomberg BNA, 14 PVLR 1010, June 8, 2015, by Robert S. Metzger

Cybersecurity for the Rest of Us: Protecting Federal Information of Civilian Agencies (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 103 FCR, Mar. 10, 2015, by Robert S. Metzger

View From RJO: DOD's Cybersecurity Initiative - What the Unclassified Controlled Technical Information Rule Informs Public Contractors About the New Minimums in Today's Cyber-Contested Environment (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 102 FCR 744, Dec. 30, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger and Lucas T. Hanback

View From RJO: A Standards-Based Way To Avoid Counterfeit Electronic Parts (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 102 FCR 540, Nov. 4, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

You Don't Have To Report Counterfeits To DOD IG (PDF) Government Contracts, Aerospace & Defense and Public Policy, Oct. 6, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

Legislating Supply Chain Assurance: How the Aerospace Industry Can Conform to Section 818 and the new DFARS (PDF) SAE 2014 Aerospace Systems and Technology Conference, Sept. 24, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

New Rule Addresses Supply Chain Assurance (PDF) National Defense, NDIA's Business and Technology Magazine, in which Bob Metzger has contributed a column in the "Ethics Corner" of the October 2014 issue

Making the Best of the Final DFARS re Counterfeit Parts (PDF) Insight ERAI Quarterly Newsletter, Q2, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

Public Meeting: Detection & Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts - Further Implementation (PDF) DFAR Case 2012-D055, Final Rule 79 Fed. Reg. 26092, June 16, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

The New DFARS Rule: Compliance and Business Risks (PDF) Presentation, June 16, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

DOD Following Up on Counterfeit Parts Rule With Public Meetings on Next Steps (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 101 FCR 578, May 20, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

Supply Chain Security: Initiatives to Defend Against the Threats of Counterfeit Parts, IPC APEX Expo 2014, March 26, 2014, Video interview featuring Mark Northrup of IEC Electronics, by Robert S. Metzger

Convergence of Counterfeit and Cyber Threats: Understanding New Rules on Supply Chain Risk, Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 101 FCR, Feb. 18, 2014, by Robert S. Metzger

New DOD Cybersecurity Program Expected To Significantly Affect IT Contractors, Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 100 FCR 472, in which Bob Metzger is quoted on supply chain rules, Nov. 19, 2013

Robert S. Metzger provided Comments to DFARS Proposed Rule (Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts) now published as part of the rule-making record, Case 2012-D055, at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DARS-2013-0014-0047. A nationally-recognized expert in supply chain security and counterfeit parts prevention, Bob also is a Vice-Chair of the Supply Chain Committee of TechAmerica, a leading technology trade association. In that role, Bob assisted in preparing the Comments submitted by CODSIA (the Council of Defense and Space Industries) on the Proposed Rule, available at http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=DARS-2013-0014-0048, June 28, 2013

DoD's New Supply Chain Measures The Counterfeit Prevention Policy (DoDI 4140.67) and Proposed DFAR (Detection & Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts) (PDF) Presented to SMTA/CALCE Symposium, College Park, MD, June 25, 2013, by Robert S. Metzger

DOD Counterfeit Parts Rule – So Little After So Long (PDF) Law 360, June 2013, by Robert S. Metzger

New DOD Counterfeit Prevention Policy: Resolves Responsibilities Within DOD But Leaves Many Contractor Questions Unresolved, (PDF) Federal Contracts Report, a publication of Bloomberg BNA, May 15, 2013, by Robert S. Metzger

An Appraisal of Select Provisions of the FY 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (PDF) Federal Contracts Report, 97 FCR 27, by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., January 8, 2013, authored by Robert S. Metzger

DoD Counterfeit Parts Rule: What Result When That Butterfly Beats Its Wings? (PDF) Service Contractor, by Professional Services Council, September 2012, by Robert S. Metzger, Patricia A. Meagher and Jeffery M. Chiow

Counterfeit Electronic Parts: What to Do Before The Regulations (and Regulators) Come? (Part 2) (PDFP Federal Contracts Report, Vol. 97, by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., August 21, 2012, authored by Robert S. Metzger

Legislating Supply Chain Assurance: Examination of Section 818 of the FY 2012 NDAA (PDF) The Procurement Lawyer, Section of Public Contract Law, ABA, Vol. 47, No. 4 - Summer 2012, by Robert S. Metzger and Jeffrey M. Chiow

Counterfeit Electronic Parts: What to Do Before The Regulations (and Regulators) Come? (Part 1) (PDF) Federal Contracts Report, Vol. 97, by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., June 21, 2012, co-authored by Robert S. Metzger and Jeffrey M. Chiow

Counterfeit Parts Report - A Guide For Contractors, DoD Law 360: Expert Analysis, May 24, 2012, by Robert S. Metzger and Jeffrey M. Chiow

Counterfeit Parts in DoD's Supply Chain: TechAmerica Webinar on Section 818 of 2012 NDAA (PDF) April 16, 2012 by Robert S. Metzger and Jeffrey M. Chiow

Counterfeit Parts in DoD's Supply Chain (PDF) ABA Public Contract Law Section, Emerging Issues Committee Presentation April 10, 2012 by Jeffery M. Chiow




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