As the world of cybersecurity becomes more convoluted with cyber threats emerging from various entities and foreign governments, some experts are warning of the devasting effects that quantum computers could have on the American financial system.
The Chips and Science Act is accelerating the work of a new Washington, D.C.-area quantum research consortium that is trying to create and operate a quantum network as a regional test bed, the body’s executive director said on Jan. 18.
President Biden today signed into law legislation to set the Federal government on the path to defending against quantum computing-enabled data breaches that will become more of a threat as quantum tech advances in the coming years.
President Biden has appointed 15 leaders in the quantum information science (QIS) field from industry, academia, and Federal laboratories to serve on the inaugural presidential National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (NQIAC), according to a Dec. 9 White House press release.
The Senate on Dec. 9 unanimously approved legislation passed earlier this year by the House that helps to set the Federal government on the path to defend against quantum computing-enabled data breaches that will become more of a threat as quantum tech advances in the coming years.
The Federal government continues to invest heavily in quantum computing research to ensure the United States becomes the global innovation leader in this emerging discipline, however, the technology for applications is still largely unavailable as quantum research remains in the early stages, according to Federal quantum experts.
Vishnu Parasuraman, the Federal Hybrid Cloud Transformation OpenShift Offering Lead and Practice Lead at IBM, told attendees at the Red Hat Government Symposium on Nov. 9 that some quantum computing use cases for the Federal government are already well in focus, with potentially big payoffs as further use of the technology comes online.
The National Security Agency (NSA) expects National Security Systems (NSS) owners and vendors to start using post-quantum algorithms by 2035.
Quantum computing technology – still in its early infancy now but expected to change the landscape of computing forever once it matures over the next decade or more – is posing core questions that Federal government experts are trying to work through now to make the eventual transition manageable and effective.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a new guideline aimed at preparing critical infrastructure operators in the United States for the cybersecurity dangers of post-quantum cryptography.
Senators Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, have introduced new legislation that will prepare the United States for quantum cybersecurity risks.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the first group of winners from its six-year quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithm competition.
The first group of four winners designed encryption tools to withstand assaults from future quantum computers. They will become part of NIST’s post-quantum cryptographic standard, which is expected to be finalized in two years.
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program has awarded QuSecure a Phase III contract, making the company the sole-source provider of post-quantum cryptography for Federal agencies.
Six Federal agencies have joined forces to establish the Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium (DC-QNet) to create, demonstrate, and operate a quantum network as a regional test bed.
White House science and technology officials are working to size up a host of challenges that will be posed in the coming years as quantum computing technologies become more mature, including migrating security technologies and attracting a stronger quantum science workforce to the United States.
The House Committee on Oversight and Reform on May 11 voted to approve a bevy of bills that aim to help advance IT modernization and address government Federal workforce needs.
According to a new report from the RAND Corporation, the United States is the world leader in some aspects of quantum information science (QIS), but still lags behind China in certain QIS areas.
The House of Representatives has crafted a new semiconductor and innovation legislative measure that features $52 billion in funding for semiconductor production, $45 billion for supply chain issues, and the establishment of a new Science and Engineering Solutions Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The bill, called the America Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence […]
Although encryption technologies currently work to prevent malicious adversaries from accessing Federal data, Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., is working on legislation that would tackle future quantum computing challenges through the use of algorithms that employ post-quantum cryptography.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for information on the trends and future investment needs for eight emerging technology sectors to complete a study authorized in the fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations act, according to a request for information (RFI) posted to the Federal Register Nov. 22.
A new report from Booz Allen Hamilton warns that sophisticated threat actors including China are likely to soon start stealing encrypted data from the U.S. government and private sector in the hopes of being able to decrypt the data years from now using quantum computing technologies.
A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on development of quantum information technologies covers the general waterfront on the current status of the technologies, but notes that development of game-changing systems are probably still ten years and billions of dollars of further investments away.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has released new guidance on mitigating security risks to advance quantum computing technology.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is looking to develop practices that will ease the migration from public-key cryptographic algorithms to replacement algorithms that are resistant to quantum computer-based attacks.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is looking for parties to help the agency create a request for information (RFI) that would look to examine China’s role in setting international standards around emerging technology, according to a May 12 sources sought notice posted to beta.SAM.gov.
The Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Science (SC) Nuclear Physics (NP) program is seeking interdisciplinary applications for open scientific research on quantum information science (QIS) and quantum computing to explore all forms of nuclear matter.
In a broad agency announcement (BAA), the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) announced it is seeking proposals to bring private and public sector experts together to collaborate on quantum solutions with their respective research infrastructures.
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., introduced two separate bills that aim to boost United States leadership in quantum information science (QIS).
Defense officials hinted at positive developments by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) with quantum information science work at a Senate hearing today, and told senators that the agency is kicking off its Innovation Steering Group under Defense Department (DoD) Secretary Kathleen Hicks to improve adoption of new technologies for DoD agencies.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is seeking information on benchmarks to determine the long-term use of quantum computers, according to a broad agency announcement (BAA).