Army, NSA approach industry for quantum computing research for trusted computing, sensing, communications

June 1, 2021
Quantum computing is expected to usher in new forms of sensing, communications, and computing, and has inspired interest across the government.

DURHAM, N.C. – The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) in Durham, N.C., and the National Security Agency (NSA) Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) at Fort Meade, Md., have launched a research hub intended to connect scientists and engineers to explore the limits of quantum computing information technologies. Nextgov reports. Continue reading original article

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1 June 2021 -- In a solicitation to industry, ARO and LPS officials describe early research areas to be pursued via a project called the LPS Qubit Collaboratory, or LQC, and invite proposals to push forward experimental efforts that make sense for cooperative approaches.

“Substantial progress on solving the most difficult and long-term Quantum Information Science & Technology (QIST) research problems that unleash further rapid progress in the field will constitute LQC success,” officials wrote in the solicitation.

QIST involves probing and manipulating subatomic phenomena with the intent to transform how humans process and move data. It is expected to usher in new forms of sensing, communications and trusted-computing, and has inspired interest across the government. Passed at the end of 2018, the National Quantum Initiative outlines a coordinated federal plan to accelerate and advance quantum technology-centered studies and applications in the United States.

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