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Air Force selects SandboxAQ, an Alphabet spinoff, to help quantum-proof its networks

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This new SBIR contract award marks SandboxAQ's first deal with the U.S. military since it spun-off from Google’s parent company.

AFRL to make new chips to ‘control and process’ qubits for future quantum computers

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A new $22.5M contract is indended to advance the photonic approach to quantum processing.

Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act to spur US-made national security technologies

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President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law on Tuesday, authorizing new policies and billions in funding to advance research and development and help fortify American technology manufacturing and supply chains. Semiconductors, or chips, help power weapon systems, computers, phones, appliances, automobiles, and many other modern technologies. Though they were first invented in America, the nation now produces only about 10% of the world’s supply of chips —…

Pentagon confronting many unknowns in driving quantum breakthroughs

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The United States needs to rethink how it’s funding the development of quantum technologies — and resolve extensive uncertainties — as it races against competitors to make advancements in this emerging field, according to the Pentagon’s principal director for the tech. Quantum information science (QIS) involves the investigation and application of bizarre phenomena that occur at atomic and subatomic levels to process and move information. Experts predict it will enable…

US, Republic of Korea intensify cooperation on emerging and disruptive technologies

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President Biden and a team of senior U.S. officials recently visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) and established with their leading counterparts a plan to deepen the nations’ cooperation on critical and emerging technologies — including semiconductors, batteries, civil nuclear power, artificial intelligence, space development, quantum computing and cyberspace. Part of Biden’s larger first trip to Asia as president, that engagement came just a few months after the White House released…

Special Operations Command trying to prepare for quantum computing threat

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U.S. Special Operations Command is worried about the future threat from adversaries’ quantum technologies, and officials are trying to get out ahead of the problem. Improving intelligence fusion through real-time data integration is a key pillar of SOCOM’s plans for digital transformation. That data must not only be gathered, fused and transferred to the appropriate end users; it also has to be secured — a challenge that will grow with…

White House launches plan to safeguard US infrastructure against quantum computers of the future

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The Biden administration announced plans to sign a new policy directive to help jumpstart what will likely be a long and complex process to secure the United States’ information technology infrastructure against in-the-making quantum supercomputers. Though a fully operational quantum-driven computing machine is yet to exist, a number of nations and major companies are hustling to bring one completely into fruition. Once functioning, such an advanced system is anticipated to…