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Maria Roat: Zero Trust, Quantum Concepts Key to Fortifying Federal Systems

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said that federal agencies need to evolve their systems to ensure their capacity to handle quantum technologies and withstand emerging threats. “Even as I’m modernizing some of our old systems, our legacy systems, I have to make sure that our current systems as well are keeping up,” noted Roat. 

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Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, Discusses Federal IT Modernization

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer (CIO) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how developing emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, could invalidate encryption methodologies in the future. She added that federal systems must evolve to support innovation. Roat noted that investing in modern zero-trust security architectures and flexible, scalable cloud-solutions is essential to agencies. 

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NSF Invests in Quantum Information Science Institutes to Address Network Challenges

NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) supported the establishment of three institutes that aim to bolster research and development in quantum information science. NSF invested $75 million in the university-led institutes, established in July, that will tackle challenges in the areas of high-fidelity networks and quantum sensing.

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University of Arizona to Build, Operate Quantum Network Center Under $51M NSF Grant; CQN Director Saikat Guha

NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will award a potential 10-year, $50.6 million grant to the University of Arizona for work to manage a new engineering research center. The Center for Quantum Networks will tackle the creation of an internet-like network specifically designed to link quantum computers.

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NSF, OSTP Invest $75M for Quantum Science R&D Institutes; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to allocate $75 million for the creation of three institutes focused on quantum science research and development. The three centers will also develop training and education programs including online and in-person curricula to support the development of a “quantum-ready U.S. workforce”, the agency noted.

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Air Force Funds Research Efforts in Quantum Technologies

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Twenty-three small businesses received $5.25 million in contract funds from the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to accelerate research efforts for quantum technologies through the first phase of the Small Business Technology Transfer program. The U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded 35 contracts worth $150,000 each during a two-day virtual quantum collider pitch event.

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