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Rob Joyce: Weapons Systems Security, Post-Quantum Encryption Among NSA’s Near-Term Priorities

Rob Joyce

Rob Joyce, cybersecurity director at the National Security Agency (NSA) and a previous Wash100 Award winner, said one of NSA’s near-term priorities is ensuring the security of defense weapons platforms and the agency intends to pursue that by taking a holistic approach to assessing those systems to make sure that U.S. citizens have better understanding of the networks underpinning that equipment.

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DARPA Seeks Quantum-Based Defense Optimization Problem Solving Tools


The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking proposals for a potential $58 million program aimed at developing hybrid systems for the Department of Defense to overcome optimization problems that could affect mission capabilities. The Quantum-Inspired Classical Computing (QuICC) effort seeks to integrate analog hardware with digital logic processes to create QI solvers for dynamic system emulation. 

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DHS Unveils Roadmap for Post-Quantum Cryptography Transition; Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Quoted

Alejandro Mayorkas

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a guidance to assist organizations in securing their data and systems and mitigating risks and in preparing for the transition to post-quantum cryptography. The roadmap was developed in collaboration with the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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NSF Announces Convergence Accelerator Phase 2 Teams, Invests $50M Into Quantum Computing, AI Work

National Science

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has invested $50 million to 10 multidisciplinary teams for quantum computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies under the Convergence Accelerator research and development program. The teams must use a convergent approach to convert concepts and proposals from the program's phase one into real-world applications that address societal concerns and challenges in phase two. 

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Berkeley Lab, 2 Universities to Collaborate on DOE-Backed Quantum Network Testbed Project

Quantum Internet Concept

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will collaborate with two research universities in California to develop a testing platform for the quantum internet concept under project to be funded by DOE. Berkeley Lab said its partnership with the University of California, Berkeley, and the California Institute of Technology will aim to produce a software-based quantum computing network application.

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DOE Awards $61M in Research Funding for Quantum Internet, Device Development; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

DOE CyOTE Methodology

The Department of Energy (DOE) has set aside $61 million research funding for the development of quantum internet building blocks and quantum network testbeds, and for efforts to ensure U.S. competitiveness in quantum information science. DOE said Thursday $30 million will go to five Nanoscale Science Research Centers to fund infrastructure and capability development in support of nanoscience-based research.

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AFRL Receives Quantum Info Science Research Center Designation; Maj. Gen. Heather Pringle Quoted

Heather Pringle

The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has received designation as a central hub for exploring the application of quantum computing technologies to the Department of the Air Force. John Roth, who served as acting SecAF from January to July 2021, signed off on a memo April 23 to grant the Quantum Information Science Research Center status to AFRL. 

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DOE Allocates $73M to Research Projects for Advancing Quantum Information Science; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $73 million in funding for 29 three-year projects to advance quantum information science for various applications. Researchers from various national laboratories and universities from Virginia, California and other states across the U.S. will focus on understanding, predicting and manipulating matter at the electronic, atomic and molecular levels, DOE said Friday.

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DOE Funds 5 Supercomputer Research Projects to Advance Quantum, Chemical Studies; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $28 million to support five software development projects aimed at improving supercomputers in support of its scientific studies toward clean energy. The selected teams will work on computational methods, algorithms and software to advance U.S. capabilities in quantum information science and chemical reactions, the agency said Friday.

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ViON Awarded Quantum Alliance Strategic Partner for Enterprise Solutions Business; Chairman, CEO Tom Frana Quoted

Tom Frana

ViON Corporation announced on Wednesday that the company has been recognized as one of two partners awarded the 2020-2021 Quantum Alliance Strategic Partner Award at Quantum’s Virtual Q Elevate partner event. “ViON has over 40 years of experience helping our customers modernize technology and drive successful outcomes,” said ViON Chairman and CEO Tom Frana

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