Tags quantum information science (QIS)

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.

Accelerating the use of emerging tech is key pillar of new National Defense Strategy

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A "wide-range of newer, faster-building technologies and applications" pose new challenges for the Pentagon, a senior Defense official said.

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.

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…

DC-QNet consortium director shares new details about plans for quantum network testbed

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Six government agencies based around Washington, D.C., and two out-of-region affiliates recently launched a new consortium to jointly create — and ultimately connect through — an ultramodern quantum network testbed. However, other organizations, including from the private sector, may also be given the opportunity to conduct innovative experiments with the technology down the line, the organization’s executive director told FedScoop. Through the newly unveiled Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium…