Notes on Pentagon funding of the Tor Project



From 2011 through 2013, the Pentagon funded Tor to the tune of $2.2 million, through a U.S. Department of Defense / Navy contract — passed through a defense contractor called SRI International.

(The grant is called: “Basic and Applied Research and Development in Areas Relating to the Navy Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance.”)

PS: This note is meant to go along with my coverage of "Internet freedom" programs that are funded by military and intelligence arms of the U.S. government: Internet privacy, funded by spooks: A brief history of the BBG"

PPS: Notes on Tor funding coming via the US government's Broadcasting Board of Governors can be found here, while Tor's State Department funding can be found here.

—YL

2011
 $503,706.00
Via U.S. Department of Defense / Navy contract — passed through SRI International.
2012
$876,099.00
Via U.S. Department of Defense / Navy contract — passed through SRI International.
2013
$830,269.00
Via U.S. Department of Defense / Navy contract — passed through SRI International.
Total
$2,210,074.00
(Click above links for documentation.)


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