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Michael Kratsios: ‘Quantum Supremacy’ a Product of US Innovation Ecosystem

Michael Kratsios, U.S. chief technology officer and a 2019 Wash100 award winner, wrote in a commentary published Wednesday on Fortune that Google’s announcement that it proved the theory of “quantum supremacy” using its quantum computer Sycamore demonstrates the efforts of the U.S. innovation ecosystem, which is driven by cooperation between the federal government, private sector and academia.

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DOE Invests in Quantum Computing, Networking Tech Development Projects

The Department of Energy intends to award $60.7M in total funds to eight projects involving multi-institutional partnerships to develop quantum technology platforms. DOE said Thursday that it will allocate $47M for three five-year projects focusing on creating algoritms and a set of software tools and approaches for quantum computing.

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U.S. Naval Research Laboratory ‘Connects the Dots’ for Quantum Networks

Naval Research Laboratory has created a quantum science technique designed to release single photos or individual light particles of the same color. NRL said Monday that its new technique compresses quantum dots to produce photons that could be less than millionth a meter away from each other.

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NSF to Invest in Quantum Technology Projects

The National Science Foundation plans to support research efforts to further explore quantum science in the technology areas of computing, communications, sensors and simulation, the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association reported Monday. NSF will help selected research institutes address quantum-related scientific, technological, educational and workforce objectives under the Quantum Leap Challenge Institutes program.

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NSF’s S&T Council Seeks Info for Quantum Information Science Policy, Strategy

A subcommittee within the National Science and Technology Council urges agencies to help sustain the country's spot as the world's frontrunner in quantum information science. NSTC's Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science seeks agency input regarding eight different questions on the scientific area as the council works to develop a QIS strategic overview, the National Science Foundation said Thursday in a Federal Register notice.

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Dunford Marks Military Tech Investment a Priority for US Dominance

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Pentagon should continue investting in new technologies, particularly artificial intelligence, quantum computing and directed energy weapons, to retain U.S. dominance across all domains, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Dunford said that the U.S. is in a great power competition with Russia and China, which both are investing in weapons to undermine the ability to project power and operate across domains.

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