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Trump Administration Launches Effort to Bolster U.S. STEM Education, Workforce

The Trump administration has announced a strategy that aims to drive innovation by promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. The plan, titled Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education, is intended to keep the U.S. at the top of innovation and economy, the White House said Tuesday.

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NSTC Releases Document on National Quantum Information Science Strategy

The National Science and Technology Council recently released a document describing the government’s strategy to maintain and expand U.S. leadership in quantum information science. The document, entitled “National Strategic Overview for Quantum Information Science,” identifies QIS as the field in which the next technological revolution will take place, and through which the U.S. “can improve its industrial base, create jobs, and provide economic and national security benefits.”

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Administration Officials Call for R&D Investments to Preserve National Security, Economic Competitiveness

A recent memo from the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy called on federal agencies to invest in research and development efforts that would preserve national security and promote economic competitiveness. The memo, dated July 31, details the R&D priorities of the Trump administration and describes practices that agencies could promote to maximize R&D resources and personnel. The memo also serves as a guide for agencies when they formulate budget proposals for FY 2020.

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Michael Kratsios: White House Eyes Industry, Academic Partnerships for AI R&D

Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios has said the federal government wants agencies to collaborate with companies and academic organizations on artificial intelligence research and development efforts, FedScoop reported Tuesday. “The federal government spends about $150-plus billion a year on R&D and it’s critical that we prioritize AI as a research …

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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 …

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Sen. Kamala Harris Introduces Bill to Establish Quantum Computing Research Consortium

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., has introduced a bill that seeks to form a Defense Department-led consortium to coordinate quantum computing research efforts between government, academic and commercial entities. The Quantum Computing Research Act would establish the Quantum Computing Research Consortium to offer grants and manage public-private sector collaboration, according to an …

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