About FedCyber

FedCyber is an annual cybersecurity event hosted by Matt Devost & Bob Gourley that brings together several hundred attendees to advance the dialogue on critical enterprise and federal government challenges. The FedCyber web site serves as the community nexus and information aggregator.

2014 FedCyber Date Announced - Registration Open

Please visit to register for this year's event which will be held on November 5, 2014 in Tyson's Corner.

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The FedCyber Wire

NSF Funds Search for New Computer Virus Defense

via The battle against computer viruses is nothing less than an arms race, according to UT Dallas computer scientist Kevin Hamlen, but he may have hit on a decisive advantage: What if you could identify the enemy not just by analyzing its appearance but by anticipating its actions? That [...]

VanRoekel details plans for website inventories

via Federal Computer Week Federal agencies must conduct inventories of hundreds of their Web domains in the coming weeks using surveys estimated to take seven hours to 56 hours per agency, according to new guidance from Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel. The inventories are part of a White House plan a [...]

The Enterprise and Its Effects

via Signal “At the end of the day, it’s all about effects,” Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, USA, director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), said during his LandWarNet address this morning. Focusing his remarks on the enterprise, the general emphasized the need for partnerships [...]

14 win DHS cybersecurity awards

via Washington Technology The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration has named 14 companies to a blanket purchase agreement to help agencies implement Risk Management Framework for cybersecurity. The companies will compete for task orders. Each BPA has a ceiling of $58 [...]

DoD grapples with smartphone, tablet security

Last week we were talking about a major new software product that security giant Symantec Corp., hopes DoD, the feds and the private sector will buy to let workers use their own smartphones and other devices for work — securely. It’s still more than a year away, though, and there’s no [...]

DFARS Cybersecurity Survey Results

In July, created and distributed a survey on the new proposed Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to safeguard unclassified Department of Defense information on contractor networks. After receiving responses from government, industry, and academia, we’ve sum [...]