The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced today it has established three new Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes. The institutes will receive a total of $75 million in funding for quantum information science research and development.
A new bill introduced by Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., would task the Department of Commerce with conducting a quantum computing study to outline economic benefits of the technology, and identify and mitigate supply chain risks.
A Defense Department (DoD) research official said this week that his office’s “number one priority” is making sure the military has access to advanced microelectronics, while calling quantum technologies a much longer-term play.
A bill introduced in the Senate this week aims to steer tens of billions of new funding toward civilian Federal government research and development efforts involving “industries of the future” including artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS).
The Department of Energy’s (DoE) Office of Science announced its plan to invest up to $625 million in establishing National Quantum Information Science Research Centers in accordance with the National Quantum Initiative Act, according to a Jan. 10 funding opportunity announcement.
The United States and Japan have signed the Tokyo Statement on Quantum Cooperation, which supports continued collaboration in quantum information science and technology (QIST) research and development, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced Dec. 19.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on Oct. 23 hailed a report from Google that the company’s Sycamore quantum computer has achieved “an experimental realization of quantum supremacy” for a specific computational task over the abilities of classical supercomputers, and thus “heralding a much-anticipated computing paradigm.”
The United States must maintain its advantage in artificial intelligence and quantum computing over countries like China by placing the building blocks for a future workforce, according to Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas.
The Department of Energy on Sept. 11 issued a request for information that seeks nominees to serve on the recently created National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee.
The National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science (SCQIS) is seeking information on recommendations related to key policy areas in quantum information science (QIS).
Representatives from different Federal agencies at ACT-IAC’s Emerging Technology Forum today said that they are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), quantum computing, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to make strides in their work.
The White House’s National Quantum Coordination Office is taking a 20-year view of the ongoing effort by the Federal government to create encryption technologies that will not be defeated by quantum computing technologies once quantum tech goes mainstream.
The United States has formally joined the race for the next big thing–quantum computing– hoping to keep pace with China in developing the technology that could revolutionize everything about the way computing is done and quickly make current approaches obsolete.
After years of speculation and some significant recent advancements as the next great thing, quantum computing is getting ready to throw down against classical supercomputers.