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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.

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The FedCyber Wire

Spotlight: DoD lengthens comment period on proposed rule to extend NIST cybersecurity standards to Defense contractors Read more: Spotlight: DoD lengthens comment period on proposed rule to extend NIST cybersecurity standards to Defense contractors

via Fierce Government IT The Defense Department is extending by 93 days the comment period for a proposed change to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement that would require contractors in possession of unclassified yet nonpublic information to comply with National Institute of Stand [...]

NASA touts Nebula, faults the public cloud

via Fierce Government IT Nebula, the open-source infrastructure-as-a-service platform NASA began developing in 2009, has exceeded its initial goal of discouraging agency web developers from building rogue computing sites, according to an Aug. 16 whitepaper (.pdf) written by James Williams, chief inf [...]

DHS, FEMA Test iPad Emergency-Response Tool

via InformatonWeek Government The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is testing a new iPad application that helps train emergency first responders by allowing them to visualize what the scene of a disaster may look like following a catastrophic event. FEMA officials and first responders test [...]

OMB Extends Ban On New Federal Websites

via InformationWeek Government The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has extended a ban on the creation of new federal websites and mandated that agencies complete an inventory of all of their Web domains as well as develop a plan for improving them by Oct. 11. The guidance came in a memo by the [...]

OMB to agencies: Cut 2013 budgets 5-10 percent

via The Federal Times The focus should be on savings initiatives that the Obama administration has been touting, like reducing improper payments, paring back real-estate portfolios and getting information technology investments under control, he said. There will be a greater demand for immediate ret [...]