The microblog: 2022.10.06 13:57:08

2022.10.06 13:57:08 (1577991342579503104) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

Index of records received so far in response to "NSA, NIST, and post-quantum cryptography" FOIA filing: Zero records were delivered between the FOIA filing (March 2022) and the lawsuit filing (August 2022). Obviously many more records are still to come.

2022.10.06 14:25:49 (1577998563279355904) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

It's striking that various slide sets (BIKE summary, BIKE vs. HQC summary, summary of the BDGL algorithm, etc.) list just _one_ author. Does this mean that NIST assigned each input to just _one_ employee to read and summarize, with no protection against errors and possible abuse?

2022.10.06 14:31:43 (1578000047744098305) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

From an error-correction perspective, having multiple readers of each input would have still fallen short of having summaries promptly posted for public review (what one would expect for an "open and transparent" project), but would have been a big step up from just one reader.