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Shareholder Robert Metzger Featured in Federal Drive Podcast on CMMC

by Robert S. Metzger

Rogers Joseph O’Donnell shareholder Robert S. Metzger sat down with Federal News Network’s Tom Temin on Federal Drive’s recent podcast episode to discuss the progress of the United States Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program. 

In the episode titled, “Contractors make the case for flexibility in a forthcoming Defense Department cybersecurity program,” Metzger explains the need for flexibility in the final guidelines and in how the program is implemented. He also discusses the comments he helped prepare for The Coalition for Government Procurement, as well as the key challenges of CMMC compliance for small and medium-sized businesses. 

“We have this big burden of a well-intended cyber rule, and I’m not sure that the DoD is quite sorted out how to reconcile the actual burdens and costs with the benefits,” Metzger said in the episode. “It will not help the [Defense Industrial Base] if significant participants who are small and medium decide to exit. Some of those are indispensable in a particular supply chain.” 

Listen to the full podcast episode here. 

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