Emerging Tech

Inside the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Contemporary Quantum Pursuits

The early quantum adopter is making strategic moves to develop on-the-rise capabilities—and manage the hype around them.

Ideas

The Year Ahead: 3 Predictions From the ‘Father of the Internet’ Vint Cerf

With the first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine being administered, a return to normal feels within reach but normal will change.

Emerging Tech

GSA Releases Draft of New Government IT Services Contract Polaris

The draft request for proposals focuses on IT services and emerging technology offerings from three classes of small business.

Emerging Tech

Two Years into the Government’s National Quantum Initiative

An Office of Science and Technology Policy official offered a look back on what’s unfolded—and a glimpse into what’s to come.

Ideas

Is Now the Time to Start Protecting Government Data from Quantum Hacking?

The key to creating quantum-resistant encryption is to get away from the core strength of computers, according to one expert.

Ideas

Will Quantum Computing Supercharge Artificial Intelligence?

Imagine if we could simply train an AI to look at the data coming from the quantum machine, figure out what makes sense and what is probably wrong without human intervention.

Emerging Tech

NIST-Supported Quantum Consortium Launches Committee on National Security

The group will explore the on-the-rise technology’s implications within the crucial defense-driven realm.

Emerging Tech

White House Strategy Names 20 Emerging Technologies Crucial to National Security

As part of the strategy, the administration is encouraging government agencies to research, develop and buy more emerging technologies.

Emerging Tech

White House Launches Single Site for the Government’s Quantum-Focused Activities

It accompanies the release of a new report highlighting key areas to focus quantum research.

Emerging Tech

CIA’s New Innovation Lab Could Mean Big Paydays for Federal Scientists

The agency is investing in cutting-edge technology and offering officials a chance to profit off their developments.

Emerging Tech

House Bill Proposes Millions to Build U.S. Quantum Network Infrastructure 

The legislation would establish an Energy Department-led “research, development and demonstration program.”

Emerging Tech

Steering Committee Named for NIST’s Quantum-Focused, Public-Private Consortium 

The announcement also follows the group’s establishment of a new, more formal membership structure.

Emerging Tech

Bipartisan Bill Calls for Government-Led Studies Into Emerging Tech Impacts

The ultimate aim is to boost Congress’ understanding of AI, quantum computing, blockchain and internet of things—and more.

Ideas

Why Five New National Quantum Information Science Centers Are a Huge Deal 

Through quantum computers, we’ll tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges, explain Energy Department's Paul Dabbar and IBM Research's Darío Gil.

Emerging Tech

Air Force to Craft a Quantum Information Science Strategy—and Wants Help

The service is on the lookout for a contractor with a proven track record in the quantum development space.

Policy

What the Rest of Government Should Watch When the Defense Authorization Bill Goes to Conference

Overhauling FedRAMP is just one of a list of ways the NDAA could affect civilian government tech.

Emerging Tech

4 Senators Introduce Bill with New Tools to Compete Against China

The bill includes major tech proposals, calling for more investment and closer partnerships with allies.

Emerging Tech

White House, NSF Invest $75 Million to Launch Three Quantum Innovation Institutes

Each center will focus on innovating a different area of quantum information science and all will aim to help develop a talent pipeline.

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