Cybersecurity

NSA Cyber Chief Spells Out Near-Term Priorities

Ransomware is a top concern, but the agency is also looking ahead to defending networked weapons and post-quantum encryption.

Emerging Tech

DHS Issues Roadmap to Help Organizations Prepare for Quantum Computing Threat

Officials say there’s a lot agencies and other entities should be doing, even though it may be more than a decade before a quantum computer can decode current levels of encryption.

Podcasts

Critical Update: How Federal Agencies Can Help Avert Quantum Catastrophe

The White House is working on plans to roll out new cryptographic systems that will require epic levels of funding from Congress and coordination, both within the government and in partnership with industry. 

Emerging Tech

NIST Wants Help Assessing China’s Influence on Emerging Technology Standards

The agency wants insight into how the nation might engage in international standardization activities for artificial intelligence and quantum information science.

Emerging Tech

Energy Department to Fund Research into All Forms of Nuclear Matter

The agency has $10 million for projects that blend quantum information science with nuclear physics.

Emerging Tech

Lawmakers Consider the National Science Foundation’s Future

Federal leaders made their cases for increased funding into research and continued focus on technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

Emerging Tech

Bipartisan Bills Aim to Expand Federal Quantum Research and Grow Future Workforce

The U.S. must keep an edge in this increasingly competitive realm, according to the lawmakers who introduced the legislation.

Emerging Tech

Officials Aim to Diversify the U.S. Quantum Workforce Early On

As experts unleash efforts to attract the future workforce, they are also being deliberate about ensuring the budding field is inclusive from the start.

Ideas

Program Lets Users Design Their Own Quantum Computers

This is the first time that most people will be able to “touch” quantum computing.

Cybersecurity

Biden’s Pick For Defense Policy Chief Outlines Cyber Deterrence Position

In a contentious nomination hearing, Colin Kahl called for a whole-of-government approach to technology.

Emerging Tech

Army-Built Quantum Sensor Can Detect Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Other Signals

The device can sample the complete radio spectrum—and fits into the Army’s vision for high-tech modernization.

Emerging Tech

Air Force, Korean Partners Unveil Plan to Co-Fund ‘Breakthrough’ Quantum Research

The aim is to promote international collaboration and push forward new and needed technological developments.

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.

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