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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.

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

DHS faces challenges in IT hiring process

via Federal Times The Homeland Security Department needs hundreds of information technology workers — especially in the cybersecurity arena — but it faces considerable obstacles in doing so. Among them: Lengthy security clearance reviews, flat budgets under the extended continuing resolution, th [...]


Combating Smart Grid Vulnerabilities

via Ensec In 2009 the Journal of Energy Security published an article, The Security Vulnerabilities of the Smart Grid, which described how many characteristics of the emerging Smart Grid were likely going to make it more susceptible to cyber attack. This article attempts to describe vulnerabilities, [...]


DHS Head Calls for Science in Public Service

via The Epoch Times BOSTON–As the first female speaker for the annual Karl Taylor Compton Lecture Series at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano outlined the ever-changing challenges Homeland Security faces. She [...]


McConnell wants deal on defense spending

via Politico Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Wednesday that he won’t vote for another stopgap spending measure without a full-year defense appropriations bill. “I don’t intend to support, myself, another continuing resolution that does not contain the defense appropriation [...]