Dougherty said he recognizes that there are some concerns among hackers about taking Pentagon money and using it for schools. But he underscored that the students will not build weapons for the military. “There’s a small segment (of the hacker community) that is uncomfortable with the fact that we took DARPA funding to do education work,” he said. “It’s naive to think the world of tech is not engaged with the military on every level and vice versa.”

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