WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, P.C. (RJO) announced today that Robert Metzger, head of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, was recognized as a recipient of the 2016 Federal 100 Award for significant contributions to federal government IT. For more than twenty-five years, Federal Computer Week has recognized, by the Federal 100 Awards, the government, industry and academic leaders who have played pivotal roles that affect how the federal government acquires, develops and manages information technology. Most Federal 100 Award recipients come from the public sector.
Bob Metzger was recognized for his contribution to federal initiatives to improve the cyber and supply chain security practices of federal contractors. Bob has contributed thought leadership in such areas as detection and avoidance of counterfeit electronics, protection of controlled unclassified information, cyber safeguards to be adopted by government contractors, and in information technology purchasing and deployment strategies. Bob’s work has benefited the Department of Defense as well as civilian federal agencies, and builds upon years of involvement with state and local governments in efforts to enhance government by improved utilization of IT.
Bob participates on an active government advisory committee looking at cyber/supply chain security issues. He is a Vice-Chair of the Cyber/Supply Chain Assurance Committee of a leading trade association, the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS) (a unit of the Information Technology Industry Council). On cyber and supply chain security topics, Bob has an extensive record of publications and has made presentations to many government, industry, legal and technical groups.
“Bob’s achievements in cyber and supply chain security demonstrate RJO’s commitment to improving the process and results of public contracting,” said firm founder Neil O’Donnell. “As we celebrate our 35th anniversary as a firm this year, we are pleased that Bob continues our long tradition of contribution to both the public and private sector in government contracts, our chosen area of focus. We especially appreciate the recognition of the government IT community for Bob’s work and that it is very unusual for an attorney in private practice to earn this distinction.”
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RJO is a litigation boutique that has specialized in public contracts law for 35 years. We represent U.S. and international clients who are industry leaders in diverse market sectors. We are recognized by Chambers USA and Legal 500 as having an elite government contracts practice – and are the only "boutique" firm among those most highly rated. For more information, go to: http://www.rjo.com.