Jake Taylor, assistant director for quantum information science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, discussed several developments in the field of quantum computing in 2019 and one of those is the implementation of the National Quantum Initiative Act, Nextgov reported Thursday.Read More »
Philip Perconti, director of the Army Research Laboratory, told National Defense in an interview published Thursday that ARL is focused on 10 research-and-development initiatives aimed at providing troops technological edge in future combat environments and one of those is the long-range distributed and collaborate engagements program.Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Science and Technology Policy have issued a memorandum directing federal agencies to focus on five research-and-development priorities as they draft their proposed budgets for fiscal year 2021.Read More »
President Trump has signed an executive order to establish a new advisory committee to ensure U.S. leadership in quantum information science and related technology efforts. The National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee will provide advice on quantum information science and technology research, technology transfers, standards, education, commercial application and national security economic issues, the White House said Friday.Read More »
The Department of Energy will award $37M in grants supporting research projects to grow the quantum information science area. DOE said Wednesday that it seeks to facilitate the creation of quantum information platforms and utilize capacities that may further initiatives in chemical and material sciences.Read More »
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.Read More »
The Department of Energy intends to award $45M in funding for chemical and materials research supporting the emerging quantum information science domain, DOE said Wednesday. The department expects the multidisciplinary QIS field to spearhead efforts involving information processing, next-generation computing, sensing applications and related innovative technology.Read More »
President Trump has signed a bill into law providing $1.2B in funding for quantum computing research and development over the next five years, GeekWire reported Friday. The National Quantum Initiative Act will support federally-backed research programs exploring quantum information science and the effort to build a quantum-smart workforce.Read More »
The Department of Energy has awarded 85 research contracts worth a total of $218M to academic institutions and the department’s national laboratories to conduct studies in quantum information science.
The department said Monday the contract awards align with the Trump administration’s plan to advance research in quantum computing, which could lead to innovations in computer and information processing and other technologies.