Tag Archives: Office of Science and Technology Policy

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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White House Appoints Michael Kratsios to Deputy CTO Post

Michael Kratsios, former chief of staff at investment firm Thiel Capital, has been named  as the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, TechCrunch reported Friday. Kate Conger writes Kratsios succeeded former deputy CTO Alexander Macgillivray. Kratsios previously worked as chief financial officer of investment management company Clarium Capital Management and as an …

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Federal News Radio: Aaron Snow to Leave GSA by Feb. 28

Aaron Snow, senior adviser of the General Services Administration‘s Technology Transformation Service and founding member of GSA’s 18F organization, will leave the agency at the end of the month, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Jason Miller writes Snow said in an email obtained by the station that “family and other events” influenced his planned …

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Michael Johnson Steps Down from Energy CIO Role

Michael Johnson, Energy Department chief information officer, has left the agency following an almost two-year stint with the organization, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Steven Norton writes Robbie Green, principal deputy CIO for enterprise information resources management, has been named interim CIO following Johnson’s departure. A spokesperson from the DOE …

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