Emerging Tech

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. 

Emerging Tech

Emerging technologies star in White House R&D priorities

The Office of Science and Technology Policy released the fiscal 2025 federal research priority docket, focusing on a resilient U.S. research culture. 

Acquisition

Meet the new GDIT

GDIT President Amy Gilliland discussed how the large systems integrator is responding to market shifts in a conversation with Nextgov/FCW.

Emerging Tech

White House makes case for renewed Quantum Initiative Act

As funding under the National Quantum Initiative Act is set to expire, OSTP official Charles Tahan outlined several priority areas for the U.S. quantum sciences ecosystem.

Cybersecurity

Report Estimates Trillions in Indirect Losses Would Follow Quantum Computer Hack

An analysis projects the hypothetical disruption a cyberattack from a quantum computer could have on global financial markets.

Emerging Tech

IBM to Partner with US and Japanese Universities on Quantum Supercomputer R&D

With funding from IBM, universities in both countries will collaborate to develop a quantum supercomputer to spur further innovation in the field.

Cybersecurity

Quantum Cryptography Market to Exceed $3B by 2028

The growth reflects rising concern about the potential threat posed by fully realized quantum computers.

Artificial Intelligence

Proposed Law Would Create Responsible Emerging Tech Leaders at Agencies

The bill would require a senior official at each relevant agency to oversee technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum and biotechnology to ensure responsible usage.

Artificial Intelligence

Setting Emerging Tech’s Standards Dominates NIST’s 2024 Goals

NIST Director Laurie Locascio discussed her agency’s plans before a House hearing, revealing major focuses on critical and emerging technologies.

Emerging Tech

Public-Private Partnerships will be Key in National Quantum Initiative Reauthorization

The 2018 National Quantum Initiative Act needs a second authorization to continue the federal investment into critical quantum information technologies.

Digital Government

NIST Releases Draft Post-Quantum Encryption Document

The agency continues its post-quantum cryptography push as it looks to create guidance for all sectors.

Emerging Tech

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Develop a ‘Quantum Sandbox’

A new House bill wants to further spur research and development within the U.S. quantum technology field.

Emerging Tech

Energy Looks to Quantum Sensors for Grid Optimization

Quantum sensors can modernize the U.S. electrical grid through on-site technology with the long-term aim of supporting climate resilience.

Digital Government

House Bill Wants Quantum-Powered Research To Support Agriculture, Medical Development

The Quantum in Practice Act was reintroduced this week, asserting quantum information systems’ power in scientific advancement.

Artificial Intelligence

Emerging Technologies to Underpin Biden Plan for US Bioeconomy

Technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning  and quantum sensing play a key role in the federal plan for a stronger U.S. biomanufacturing sector.

Emerging Tech

Quantum Sensing Has ‘Critical’ Potential for Electrical Grid, Official Says

Quantum information technologies could be applied to the electrical grid for security and sustainability improvements.

Emerging Tech

GAO Offers Quantum Guidance to Federal Agencies

As the federal government continues its push for mass post-quantum cryptography transitions, the Government Accountability Office offered fact-based summary and guidance.

Artificial Intelligence

New Biden Budget Calls for Historic Clean Energy and Emerging Tech Investments

The White House’s fiscal year 2024 budget wants more U.S. funding for emerging tech, as well as its application in gov’t operations. 

Emerging Tech

NASA Quantum Detector Could Help Expand Transmission Distance

Current quantum data deteriorates after a few dozen miles, but the new technology could send more data further.

Emerging Tech

Energy Looks for Additional Ways to Prepare the Future Quantum Workforce

The Department of Energy has asked higher education to weigh in on how the agency can help prepare students to work in quantum information science.