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

Colin Watson colin.watson at owasp.org
Fri Dec 13 18:20:56 UTC 2013


Samantha

Do you have any information about what we need to do next for HOST please?


Colin


On 5 December 2013 07:55, Colin Watson <colin.watson at owasp.org> wrote:
> 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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