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.

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The FedCyber Wire

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 [...]

Gen.: Grim Assessment of Cyber Security

“The U.S. military does not have the trained personnel or the legal authorities it needs to respond to a computer-based attack on America or its allies, and a crisis would quickly strain the force, the Pentagon’s cyber commander said. Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the Defense Department& [...]

Navy To Build System For Identifying Security Threats

“The Navy is developing a new software-based intelligence system that fuses information from a variety of sources to more quickly and efficiently identify possible security threats, according to the company building the system. The military arm has awarded a Phase 1 small business innovative r [...]

Budget Stalemate Leaves Chaos at Many Agencies

via The New York Times Unsure from week to week how much money Congress will provide them as the two parties battle over the budget for the rest of this year, federal officials say many agencies have been operating in chaos, confusion and uncertainty. Officials at various agencies have frozen hiring [...]

Pentagon seeks $500M to beat cyber threats

“Pentagon officials are seeking $500 million for cutting-edge research that could help protect the department from emerging cyber threats. Security experts give the department high marks on cybersecurity, but note that most of the Pentagon’s efforts have centered on immediate threats.” [...]

Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar

via Aljazeera “Cyberwar” is a heavily loaded term, which conjures up Hollywood inspired images of hackers causing oil refineries to explode. Some security celebrities came out very strongly against the thought of it, claiming that cyberwar was less science, and more science fiction. Last [...]