[Owasp-appsensor-project] Notification of HOST Investment Award

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Thu Dec 5 07:55:04 UTC 2013


Samantha

Did we hear again from HOST?

Colin

On 7 November 2013 21:14, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org> wrote:
> Samantha
>
> Is there any further action required from OWASP/us at the moment? Do
> we know when the funds will be available, the process for using them
> and if there is a deadline?
>
> Note: this award is tied to receiving the previously committed $5,000
> from the OWASP reboot funds.
>
> Colin
>
>
>
> On 29 October 2013 08:09, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org> wrote:
>>
>> Yes without the staff team this would not have happened at all.
>>
>> I found the comments interesting, especially
>>
>>    "There was general consensus among reviewers that this [HOST] project
>>     is a small investment for a valuable part of the Appsensor Project, ..."
>>
>> and how being associated with OWASP and being a voluntary effort assisted
>> our bid:
>>
>>   "The reviewers also noted the importance of OWASP and the fact that
>>    it is volunteer-driven and therefore deserves support to remain viable."
>>
>> I guess being vendor neutral also helps.  As a reminder about what we
>> applied for, the discussion thread is here:
>>
>>
>> http://lists.owasp.org/pipermail/owasp-appsensor-project/2013-August/thread.html
>>
>> and the submission here:
>>
>>
>> https://docs.google.com/a/owasp.org/document/d/1cFbmOLqEQQG8eXPrMTlU6JUivgRIacUeL7D599bZm_E/edit
>>
>> The submission was at fairly short notice and we bid for support for
>> something we can deliver very soon, in this case book and flyer professional
>> design
>>
>>    "...including useful documentation of a high quality."
>>
>> But in our August discussions we also thought perhaps applying for other
>> software development funding in a future round if this went well and the
>> opportunity still existed. And the discussion homed in on a
>> reporting/dashboard tool.
>>
>>     "They also believe the software components and method will actually be
>> usable,
>>      and define sound practices for handling security issues at the
>> applications level. "
>>
>> The combination of documentation and code makes AppSensor highly attractive.
>>
>> I think many AppSensor contributors will be at AppSec USA, so it would be a
>> good opportunity to discuss this funding and ideas for 2014.
>>
>> Meanwhile, we now need to get the book text finished :-)
>>
>> Colin
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On 29 October 2013 03:57, Michael Coates <michael.coates at owasp.org> wrote:
>>>
>>> Agreed! Another congrats to the full team and all the hard work from all
>>> parties!!
>>>
>>> On Oct 28, 2013 6:53 PM, "Dennis Groves" <dennis.groves at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> To be fair,
>>>>
>>>> The staff also deserve a great thank you as well.  They not only identify
>>>> these opportunities, organize them by deadline and then recruit  people from
>>>> each project to complete the project specific parts of the grants. They then
>>>> write the non project specific parts of the grants and then have them edited
>>>> and submitted before the deadline.  I know that Samantha did this for 28
>>>> grants proposals this year and that was prior to October.
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> Dennis
>>
>>
>>
>> ......
>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Dear Samantha,
>>>>
>>>> Thank you again for submitting an application on OWASP's behalf during
>>>> our Open Call for Investment Applications that took place between July 2nd
>>>> and August 14, 2013. This call for investments produced twenty-eight
>>>> applications.  Four projects were selected for funding within the HOST
>>>> program, a number of others are being referred for potential funding outside
>>>> of the HOST program by DHS S&T. We are notifying all applicants of their
>>>> award status today.
>>>>
>>>> We are pleased to inform you that your project has been selected for HOST
>>>> Investment funding. We will contact you soon to discuss the next steps in
>>>> the investment process, and work to draft an agreement, including a scope of
>>>> work between your organization and Georgia Tech Research Institute. (Please
>>>> direct your emails to investments at opencybersecurity.org email for
>>>> correspondence; someone on the team will reply.)
>>>>
>>>> We have included key feedback from the peer reviewers for your
>>>> information below my signature.
>>>>
>>>> On behalf of the HOST team, congratulations and welcome to the program.
>>>> We look forward to working with you.
>>>>
>>>> Best Regards,
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Deborah Bryant
>>>> Investments Advisor, Homeland Open Security Technology Program
>>>> Principal Consultant, Bryant Group
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Application: OWASP AppSensor Project (project design support)
>>>> Organization: OWASP Foundation
>>>> POC: Samantha Groves; samantha.groves at owasp.org; 480-800-9830
>>>>
>>>> Feedback:
>>>>
>>>> There was general consensus among reviewers that this project is a small
>>>> investment for a valuable part of the Appsensor Project, including useful
>>>> documentation of a high quality. They also believe the software components
>>>> and method will actually be usable, and define sound practices for handling
>>>> security issues at the applications level. The reviewers also noted the
>>>> importance of OWASP and the fact that it is volunteer-driven and therefore
>>>> deserves support to remain viable.
>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Samantha Groves, MBA
>>>>>>> OWASP Projects Manager
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> The OWASP Foundation
>>>>>>> Phoenix, USA
>>>>>>> Email: samantha.groves at owasp.org
>>>>>>> Skype: samanthahz
>>>>>>>
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>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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