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Publications by Robert S. Metzger

Cyber and Supply Chain Security

Navigating Bid Protests Caused By DOD Cybersecurity Rules (PDF) Law360, April 18, 2017 (co-authored)

RJO-Authored Cyber Security White Paper Now Released, RJO Update, April 2017

White Paper, Federal Actions to Enable Contractors to Protect “Covered Defense Information” and “Controlled Unclassified Information," (PDF) relesed by the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS), Mar. 27, 2017

JESD243: An Industry Standard for COUNTERFEIT ELECTRONIC PARTS – or Something Less? Counterfeit avoidance standards need additional detail for addressing and mitigating key risks (PDF) Counterfeit Mitigation, Mar. 2017 (co-authored)

Cyber Protection of CDI: Changed Requirements, New Methods, More Questions (PDF) Bloomberg Law, Federal Contracts Report, 107 FCR 217, Feb. 28, 2017

Cyber/Physical Security and the IoT: National Security Considerations, Moderator, RSA 2017 Conference, Feb. 17, 2017

Changes to Counterfeit Parts Regulations Merit Review, Revision to Industry Practices (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 106 FCR 423, Oct. 25, 2016

White Paper, “Security as a Service: Incorporating NIST 800-171 Requirements into the Defense Supply Chain" (PDF) sponsored by Exostar, Sept. 2016

BNA INSIGHTS: NIST Proposes Requirements for System Security Plans (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, Vol. 106, No. 9, Sept. 12, 2016

A Federal Response to Cyber/Physical Threats, FederalTimes, Aug. 19, 2016

At Long Last: The Final Rule on Safeguarding of Contractor Information Systems FederalTimes, June. 13, 2016

Secure Networks Critical to Maintaining DoD Tech Edge, Federal Times, Apr. 26, 2016

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

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

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

Reconciling risk and value for the Internet of Things, Federal Times, Feb. 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (co-authored)

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

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

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

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

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

The New DFARS Rule: Compliance and Business Risks (PDF) Presentation, June 16, 2014

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

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

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

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

Remarks delivered as the opening public sector speaker at the public meeting held by the Department of Defense in Washington, D.C., to discuss the DFARS Proposed Rule (Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts

DFARS Proposed Rule (Detection and Avoidance of Counterfeit Electronic Parts (PDF) 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

DOD Counterfeit Parts Rule – So Little After So Long (PDF) Law 360, June 2013

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

DoD Counterfeit Parts Rule: What Result When That Butterfly Beats Its Wings? (PDF) Service Contractor, by Professional Services Council, September 2012, co-authored

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

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, co-authored

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

Counterfeit Parts Report - A Guide For Contractors, DoD Law 360: Expert Analysis, May 24, 2012, co-authored

Counterfeit Parts in DoD's Supply Chain: TechAmerica Webinar on Section 818 of 2012 NDAA (PDF) April 16, 2012 co-authored

Government Contracts

Navigating Bid Protests Caused By DOD Cybersecurity Rules (PDF) Law360, April 18, 2017 (co-authored)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New GSA Rule For Commercial Supplier Contracts: A Mixed Bag (PDF) Sept. 29, 2015 co-authored)

GSA’s Class Deviation for Commercial Supplier Agreements RJO Update, Sept. 2015 (co-authored)

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

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

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

Cybersecurity and Acquisition Practices: New Initiatives to Protect Federal Information of Civilian Agencies (PDF) Bloomberg BNA, 97 DER B-1, May 20, 2015

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

GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Lessons From 2014 (PDF) Law360, Jan. 02, 2015 (co-authored)

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

View From RJO: Risk-Based Acquisition Strategies to Avoid Failed IT Projects (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 102 FCR, Sept. 23, 2014 (co-authored)

Indiana V. IBM: What's At Stake For IT Contractors (PDF) Law360, Sept. 15, 2014 (co-authored)

View from RJO: GAO's Neglected § 21.8(b): How it Can be Used to Address Concerns That Bid Protests are too Costly and Disruptive (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report,102 FCR, Aug. 5, 2014 (co-authored)

View From RJO: The Challenge Of Pricing 'Commercial' Items (PDF) Bloomberg BNA Federal Contracts Report, 101 FCR 603, May 20, 2014 (co-authored)

DoD’s New Regulations on Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information (PDF) National Defense Industrial Association, Small Business Division, Executive Committee, April 10, 2014 (co-presented)

A Next Generation Regional Turboprop Transport: A National Aerospace Project for India (PDF) India Law News, ABA Section of International Law, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Winter Issue 2014, guest editor

Challenges Facing Civil Aviation in India, Indian Defence Review, Vol. 28:4, Oct.-Dec. 2013

GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contracting: Lessons From 2013, Law360, Dec. 18, 2013, co-authored

Advanced regional turboprop aircraft: Solutions to India's aviation infrastructure restraints, The Economic Times, Nov. 10, 2013

The Many Challenges Facing Civil Aviation in India (PDF) India Law News, ABA Section of International Law, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Fall 2013

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

Supply Chain Security: Reducing Threats to Critical Systems, (PDF) ERAI Executive Conference, April 18-19, 2013, co-authored

The Importance of Competitive Negotiations to State Information Technology Procurement, (PDF) The Procurement Lawyer, Section of Public Contract Law, ABA, Vol. 48, No. 3 - Spring 2013, co-authored

Defence: Work with Uncle Sam, The Economic Times (India), February 5, 2013

Making Offsets Work for India, Indian Defence Review, Vol. 28:1, Jan-Mar 2013

Negotiation of State IT Contracts (PDF) ABA Public Contracts Law Section State & Local Procurement Division, Webcast, September 28, 2012

DoD Counterfeit Parts Rule: What Result When That Butterfly Beats Its Wings? (PDF) Service Contractor, by Professional Services Council, September 2012, co-authored

What Contractors Can Learn From Indiana v. IBM (PDF) Law 360, August 16, 2012, (co-authored)

Better State & Local IT Procurement Through Negotiations (PDF) RJO Update, August 2012 (co-authored)

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 (co-authored)

Counterfeit Parts Report - A Guide for Contractors, DoD Law 360: Expert Analysis, May 24, 2012

Counterfeit Parts in DoD's Supply Chain: TechAmerica Webinar on Section 818 of 2012 NDAA (PDF) April 16, 2012

India's Aerospace & Defense Markets Bloomberg Conference: (PDF) New York, NY April 26, 2012

US-India Defence Cooperation: Towards an Enduring Relationship (PDF) Indian Defence Review, Vol. 27.2, Apr/Jun 2012

Bylined Article – “A Decade of GAO OCI Decisions – Is the Past the Prologue”, Federal Contracts Report, 95 FCR 297, co-Authored by Nicole Beeler, April 12, 2011

Bylined Article—Final DFARS OCI Rules—A Retreat From What Some Feared, A Sign Of What Is To Come?, The Government Contractor, Vol. 53, No. 5, February 2, 2011

A Critical Reassessment of the GAO Bid-Protest Mechanism, Wisconsin Law Review, Volume 2007, Number 6, co-Authored by Daniel A. Lyons, 2008

Sarbanes-Oxley and Government Contractors: Beyond the Regulatory Burden We Knew, The Procurement Lawyer, co-Authored by Michael Scanlon, Winter 2006

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Program Co-Chair and Speaker, 2d Premier Industry Forum on India Defense Procurement, sponsored by American Conference Institute, June 2011 (Washington, D.C.)

Webcast, “Understanding OCI Today, Anticipating the New FAR Rule,” TechAmerica, March 29, 2011

Speaker, IT Procurement Reform for Human Services, 43d Annual ISM/APHSA Conference, August 2010 (Chicago, IL)

Program Co-Chair and Speaker, Industry Forum on India Defense Procurement, sponsored by American Conference Institute, June 2010 (Washington, D.C.)
"New Initiatives in State IT Procurement – The Oregon Experience," National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) National Convention, April 2010, (San Francisco, CA)

"Best Practice Improvements – IT Solutions for Health & Human Services," Joint Program of ITAA and ABA Public Contract Section, May 2008 (Austin, TX)

"Alternative Dispute Resolution in Government Contracting," American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Conference on Litigation, November 2002 (Las Vegas, NV)


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