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.

FedCyber 2014 Overview

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

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.

The FedCyber Wire

Cyberwar is here, but are corporations prepared?

A recent article in Foreign Policy magazine is a wake up call for companies who are unaware of a cyberwar being waged right under their noses.  According to the author Joel Brenner, a retired intelligence official from the U.S. National Security Agency, criminals, hackers and terrorist groups a [...]

NSA Wants Top-Secret Smartphones

The National Security Agency’s secret agents may soon use smartphones to access classified data, but developing a secure portable device has proven a major challenge. Troy Lange, the NSA’s mobility mission manager, said he is developing a smartphone secure enough for spies to use, but ak [...]

Feds Chase Top IT Management Talent

The U.S. government’s program to improve federal information technology not only involves different types of electronic tools, such as cloud computing — it also involves improving the talent pool of federal IT personnel. A new initiative designed to attract the best and brightest talent [...]

CMU cyber researcher to get presidential award

A Carnegie Mellon University researcher has been named a Presidential Early Career Award winner in science and engineering for his work in cybersecurity. David J. Brumley, an assistant professor in CMU’s Electrical and Computer Engineering department, is among 20 young scientists and engineers [...]

Meet the Man Who Keeps Microsoft Safe and Secure

As the chief security officer for Microsoft, Mike Howard has more than a passing interest in the things he sees on the nightly news. Whether it’s an uprising in the Middle East, the ongoing threat of terrorism or a natural disaster somewhere in the world, the former CIA officer is prepared for [...]

Homeland Security Revamps Cyber Arm

The National Protection and Programs Directorate, the Department of Homeland Security agency that handles many of the government’s cybersecurity responsibilities is about to get a makeover in the wake of the departure of former deputy undersecretary Phil Reitinger. The directorate, among other [...]

Not so simple: U.S. spy agency trying to go mobile

Troy Lange knows that just mentioning cellphones is enough to give security officers heartburn at the National Security Agency. Lange, as the NSA’s mobility mission manager, is developing a smartphone that he wants to bring inside the super-secret U.S. spy agency to access classified informati [...]

Pentagon extends cyber defence program

As hackers and hostile nations launch increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks against U.S. defense contractors, the Pentagon is extending a pilot program to help protect its prime suppliers. That program could serve as a possible model for other government agencies. It is being evaluated by the Depa [...]