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Trump Administration Forms Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has established a new subcommittee tasked with managing a national agenda on quantum information science, Fedscoop reported Friday.

The QIS subcommittee will operate within the National Science and Technology Council to form and initiate quantum technology efforts across the U.S. federal government.

Stakeholders from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Energy and National Science Foundation will join Jacob Taylor, assistant director for QIS at the OSTP, to chair the subcommittee.

Additionally, the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Interior and State, along with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, NASA, and the National Security Agency, will also be involved in the subcommittee, the report noted.

The subcommittee will seek to address the technology’s effects to economic and national security, officials said.

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