Quantum Computing

André Mendes looks back and forward

The former top tech official at the Department of Commerce looks back on a career in federal IT and previews where he thinks the AI and quantum revolutions will take us.

NIST releases 2 draft guides to prepare for post-quantum migration

The guidelines aim to help organizations incorporate quantum-resistant algorithms into their existing security infrastructures.

Government’s quantum efforts are shifting to a near-term strategy

As the National Quantum Initiative Act is set to advance to a House vote, one federal official described the technology as “the next thing” on the horizon.

DOD offices see post-quantum cryptography as 'mission critical'

Offices within the Navy and Air Force are looking to both protect systems and harness benefits of quantum information sciences and computing

House committee unanimously approves quantum reauthorization bill

The reauthorization of 2018’s landmark quantum information sciences legislation is set to move to a full House vote, though a companion has not yet been introduced in the Senate.

Bipartisan House duo looks to extend quantum tech legislation

The chairman and ranking member of a key House committee are looking to reauthorize federal support for quantum computing research for five more years.

Lawmakers seek to upgrade quantum sciences research labs, academic resources

A new bipartisan bill seeks to modernize quantum sciences research facilities

NASA probes quantum tech for sensing applications

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy said the space agency is leveraging quantum-based technologies, like sensing, to better study space and climate change.

Feds' quantum encryption shift is most 'comprehensive' ever done, official says

Office of the National Cyber Director official Dylan Presman said there has been “nothing like this” effort to move critical assets to quantum-resistant encryption standards.

Officials emphasize early preparedness in post-quantum cryptography migration

Some of the recommended approaches are “immediately actionable,” according to a member of the committee.

AUKUS partnership success hinges on export controls for sensitive tech, officials say 

The trilateral Australia-U.K.-U.S. partnership is intended to share more emerging technologies, which officials say demands synchronicity in export control standards. 

How the US is going Dutch on quantum research

One of many recent international partnerships on quantum sciences, the U.S.-Netherlands collaboration has led to advancements in post-quantum cryptography and standards discussions.

Inside Spain’s burgeoning quantum tech landscape

Spain aims to join the top countries conducting quantum research through a government-backed spin-off culture.

Energy continues funding expansion into quantum computing research

As part of the agency’s supercomputing agenda, the Department of Energy selected three winning proposals to receive $24 million for furthering the development of a quantum computing network.

NIST releases draft standards for 3 post-quantum encryption algorithms

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants feedback on its draft standardization guidelines as the agency ushers in post-quantum cryptographic migration.

NSF invests $29 million in quantum sensing research

Following a windfall of public investment in quantum sensor applications, experts said that more federal funding should go toward similar QIST research efforts with near-term use cases.

New post-quantum cryptography guidance offers first steps toward migration

Several agencies partnered to release the first federal recommendations for organizations to begin upgrading their networks and systems to quantum cryptography-resilient security schemes.