Leading Technology Trade Association Issues Cyber White Paper Authored by Robert S. Metzger
On March 27, 2017, the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS) released a white paper authored by RJO shareholder Bob Metzger, on pending federal initiatives to use regulations and contract requirements to improve contractor protection of federal information and data against cyber threats. The paper, titled Federal Actions to Enable Contractors to Protect “Covered Defense Information” and “Controlled Unclassified Information,” comes as contractors are growing concerned over the increasingly complicated regulatory landscape they face to ensure information assurance while providing services to federal agencies. Bob, who is the head of RJO’s office in Washington, D.C., is nationally recognized for expertise in cyber and supply chain security. ITAPs, a unit of the Information Technology Industry Council (ITIC), is a leading technology trade association whose members include a diverse mix of leading commercial and public sector companies from the IT, communications, and defense industrial base sectors.