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.

Video Overview of the 2013 Event

The FedCyber Wire

Are our cyber defenses even weaker since 9/11?

via MSNBC Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, many physical security systems in the United States underwent radical change. But what of our constantly growing online systems? Each new hacking attack and government revelation seems to indicate that national online defenses are weaker tha [...]

DHS: Young, Growing and Hobbled By Congress

via AOL News The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has faced a great deal of scrutiny, both from the public and from Congressional leaders since its creation in 2003. Some have accused it of being dysfunctional, ineffective, and mismanaged, going so far as to call for the dissolution of the Depa [...]

Naval Academy Expands on Cyber Security

via ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The new academic year marks the beginning of the Naval Academy’s new cyber security curriculum, in which midshipmen are required to take classes that will enhance their knowledge of cyber warfare and the threat it poses to national security. Discussion o [...]

Did 9/11 Really Improve Cybersecurity?

via Security News Daily The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, launched two wars and ushered in sweeping new federal security laws. But they had little to do with making computers or the Internet any safer. In fact, said retired FBI Special Agent C. David Shepherd, CEO of the Las Vegas-based Readi [...]

US Navy Looks to Solar Power for Bases

via Ottawa Citizen PEARL HARBOR — Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Pacific awarded a $500 million maximum, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) multiple award contract (MAC) to Island Pacific Energy LLC, Pacific Energy Solutions LLC, and Photon Finance LLC, Aug. 19. The MAC [...]

US Security Dept Warns Of ‘Anonymous’ Disruption

via eWeek Europe The US’ Department of Homeland Security is taking hacktivists more seriously with a new warning The United States Department of Homeland Security warned the security community about potential attacks from hacking collective Anonymous over the next few months. The 2 September s [...]