Re: [Cfrg] cfrg co-chair

David McGrew <> Mon, 21 November 2011 21:41 UTC

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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.



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