Re: [Cfrg] cfrg co-chair

Richard Graveman <rfgraveman@gmail.com> Tue, 22 November 2011 04:43 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cfrg] cfrg co-chair
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I support Kevin without reservations.

Rich Graveman

On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 4:41 PM, David McGrew <mcgrew@cisco.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> the IRTF process on selecting new chairs or co-chairs for RGs is somewhat
> underspecified.  To make sure that we are following a transparent process,
>  I should have said that, while I support and appreciate Kevin's offer to
> chair, that position ought to be affirmed by the research group itself -
> that is, by you.  Can you please chime in with an acceptance of Kevin in
> this role (or alternatively, share your concerns if you have them)?
>
> Recall that the research group membership is unrestricted, and anyone can
> join by joinging the mail list.  The IRTF processes are outlined in RFC
> 2014, and the IRTF document publication process is described in RFC 5743.
>
> thanks!
>
> David
>
> On Nov 11, 2011, at 3:30 PM, David McGrew wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I would like to thank Ran Canetti for serving as Crypto Forum Research
>> Group co-chair, starting at the inception of the RG almost ten years ago.
>>  Ran has decided to step down from this role.
>>
>> Fortunately, Kevin Igoe has offered to fill this role.  Kevin is a senior
>> cryptographer with the Commercial Solutions Center of the U.S. National
>> Security Agency.  Kevin has a great depth of technical knowledge in this
>> area, as
>> well as a pragmatic focus that fits well with the IETF.  He has
>> authored/coauthored four RFCs and several current drafts on cryptography,
>> and he led the design of the SHA-1 hash algorithm.
>>
>> Thanks Kevin and Ran!
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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