[Owasp-leaders] DARPA Commits To Funding Useful Hacking Projects

Christian Heinrich christian.heinrich at owasp.org
Mon Aug 8 22:17:56 EDT 2011


Fabio,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POSSE_project indicates that their grants
are quite substantial.

Can the funding of
https://www.fbo.gov/?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=406db188e0e1935a806c143a5603eb48&tab=core&_cview=0
be allocated to non USA entities considering OpenBSD is Canadian?

On Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 9:06 PM, Fabio Cerullo <fcerullo at owasp.org> wrote:
> nice move by DARPA...I believe some OWASP projects could benefit from this.
>
> from Slashdot
> (http://it.slashdot.org/story/11/08/07/0051250/DARPA-Commits-To-Funding-Useful-Hacking-Projects?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+slashdot/eqWf+(Slashdot:+Slashdot)
> "Fahmida Y. Rashid reports that the Defense Advanced Research Projects
> Agency will fund new cyber-security proposals under the new Cyber-Fast Track
> project intended to cut red tape for hackers to apply for funding for
> projects that would help the Defense Department secure computer networks,
> says Peiter Zatko, a hacker known as Mudge who was one of the seven L0pht
> members who testified before a Senate committee in 1998 that they could
> bring down the Internet in 30 minutes and is now a program manager for the
> agency's information innovation office. Anything that could help the
> military will be considered, including bug-hunting exercises, commodity
> high-end computing and open software tools and projects with the potential
> to 'reduce attack surface areas, reverse current asymmetries' are of
> particular interest. Under the Cyber-Fast Track initiative, DARPA will fund
> between 20 to 100 projects annually. Open to anybody, researchers can pitch
> DARPA with ideas and have a project approved and funded within 14 days of
> the application."
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Regards,
Christian Heinrich
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