2010年11月24日

VMS scholarship

1995/10/7, posted by Jim Reeds

For some odd reason, for more than 60 years members of the cryptographic branches of the American secret intelligence agencies have been interested in the VMS.

John Manly, U of Chicago Chaucer expert; debunked Newbold in 1930's. (He was a World War I code breaker and friend of Friedman's; hence on this list.)

W. F. Friedman, became interested in VMS in 1930's, worked on it off & on the rest of his life (into the 1960's) Started the "First Study Group" 1944-46 and the "Second Study Group", 1962.

John Tiltman, British code breaking friend of Friedman, seduced in the 1950's; wrote a survey paper in the late 1960's.

Prescott Currier, 1930's-1960's navy code breaker, member of Second Study Group, discovered "hand A" and "hand B" in 1970's; main speaker at 1976 symposium.

M. E. D'Imperio, National Security Agency, organized 1976 symposium on VMS, wrote a book in 1976 surveying all known progress to date.

R. Brumbaugh, 1940's Army code breaker, might have heard about VMS from members of First Study Group, later history professor at Yale; wrote a "the solution is that there is no solution" book in 1976. (I spoke with his World War 2 boss, who was a member of the FSG; he could not recall if Brumbaugh was a FSG member.)

Bennett, friend of Brumbaugh's; engineering professor at Yale, used VMS as an example in a textbook.

Father T. Petersen, a Catholic priest, who worked on the VMS between the 1930's and 1960's, who became friends with Friedman and Tiltman. He made a complete transcription and index of words of the VMS; alas that he lived before the era of personal computers!
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