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.

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The FedCyber Wire

Safety Net for the Net

via The American Prospect Last week, President Barack Obama unveiled legislation aimed at making cyberspace safer. “Cyberspace” is, admittedly, a clunky term, but no one has yet come up with anything better to describe the totality of Internet connections, electrical grids, consumer data [...]

DARPA Seeks More Resilient Cloud Infrastructure

via InformationWeek Government The research arm of the Department of Defense (DOD) is seeking to develop cloud-computing-based infrastructure that builds resiliency directly into the network to more effectively support military missions. Through a project called the Mission-oriented Resilient Clouds [...]

Top Cybersecurity Official Resigns

via National Journal Phil Reitinger, the Department of Homeland Security’s top cyber and computer crimes official, is resigning just days after the administration launched its most ambitious cybersecurity initiative. “I have decided that the time has come for me to move on from the Depar [...]

DOD Releases Open Source Development Guide

via InformationWeek Government The Department of Defense (DOD) has released a landmark guide for using open-source and open-standards technology to develop software in the U.S. military. The 68-page guide, “Open Technology Development: Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Military Software,& [...]

Microsoft Wins San Francisco Cloud Email Deal

via InformationWeek Government The city of San Francisco plans to consolidate seven separate email systems to Microsoft’s hosted cloud-based email service over the next year. The city is currently migrating 23,000 employees across 60 departments and agencies to Microsoft Exchange Online, SF CI [...]

Cyber security: drivers and inhibitors

via Intelligent Utility Confusion reigns for many utilities over precisely what is required in terms of cyber security, because much current utility work focuses on the distribution system. The critical infrastructure protections promulgated by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (ak [...]