[Cryptography] Non-DoD crypto funding? A contradiction in terms?

Ryan Carboni ryacko at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 12:16:46 EST 2015

On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 8:19 AM, Henry Baker <hbaker1 at pipeline.com> wrote:

> http://web.cs.ucdavis.edu/~rogaway/papers/moral-fn.pdf
> "From 2000 to 2010, fewer than 15% of the papers at
> CRYPTO that acknowledged U.S. extramural funding
> acknowledged DoD funding.  In 2011, this rose to 25%.
>  From 2012 to2015, it rose to 65%.  Nowadays, many
> cryptographers put together a large patchwork of
> grants, *the largest of which are usually DoD.*"
> I'm afraid that *funding* is the biggest hurdle
> to achieving Rogaway's goals.  It's somewhat
> easier for Rogaway, as he has tenure, but how
> does a young crypto researcher get non-DoD
> funding?
And yet he expressed fear that an errant remark on a phone call would lead
to his assassination? I will trust him if he has a suspicious suicide,
otherwise the hyperbole is more cause for suspicion.
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