Robert Metzger Joins the Board of C3 Integrated Solutions
Metzger’s deep compliance and cybersecurity expertise strengthens C3’s commitment to the Defense Industrial Base
June 7, 2023 – Arlington, VA – C3 Integrated Solutions, a compliance-focused managed services provider dedicated to serving the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), today announced the appointment of Robert Metzger to the company’s Board of Directors. As a member of the Board, Metzger will help advise C3 on how to further strengthen its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) service offerings and expand its reach within the industry.
“Bob’s intimate familiarity with both CMMC and the opportunities and challenges facing defense contractors has justifiably earned him recognition as one of the foremost experts on the DIB today,” said Travis Keller, Managing Partner at M/C Partners and member of C3’s Board of Directors. “His experience and perspective will be invaluable in building C3’s solutions for the Defense Industrial Base and supporting our expansion in the market.”
Metzger is a well-respected authority on government security laws and regulations related to the DIB. His influential thought leadership includes contributions to the 2017 Defense Science Board Cyber Supply Chain Report and co-authorship of The MITRE Corporation’s 2018 “Deliver Uncompromised” Report which is widely recognized as having helped shaped federal cyber initiatives such as the Department of Defense’s CMMC program. For years a top-rated government contracts attorney, Metzger has been recently recognized by Chambers & Partners 2023 as one of the country’s preeminent attorneys in the Nationwide Government Contracts: Cybersecurity category.
Metzger currently heads the Washington, D.C., office of Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, PC, a boutique law firm specializing in government contracts and chairs the firm’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Practice Group. He has represented and advised a wide range of leading companies in market sectors such as aerospace and defense, cloud computing, information technology, systems integration, and medical device supply. Previously, Metzger was a partner at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, an equity partner at Kirkland & Ellis, and a partner of Latham & Watkins.
“C3 has established itself as a leading managed services provider focused on the compliance and security challenges of the Defense Industrial Base,” said Metzger. “I’m especially impressed with their Steel Root Platform, which contractors can readily adopt to achieve high confidence in compliant, effective security. As the DoD moves forward with CMMC, some 80,000 companies are potentially subject to required compliance assessment. MSPs such as C3 will be essential to delivering affordable, secure, and compliant solutions. I look forward to serving on C3’s Board and working with its talented, experienced management team. I see great things ahead for C3 as it expands its services to defense contractors.”
About C3 Integrated Solutions
C3 Integrated Solutions accelerates CMMC cybersecurity compliance by designing, implementing, and managing IT & cybersecurity solutions purpose-built for the U.S. Defense Industrial Base.
C3 is a leading AOS-G Partner, a CMMC Registered Practitioner Organization (RPO) and one of the few companies to successfully support the DIBCAC assessment of a CMMC Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO). To learn more about C3, visit https://c3isit.com.