The U.S. Congress is taking notice of the potential of quantum computing. With a small step toward directing the U.S. DOD, a U.S. Senator has proposed the Quantum Computing Research Act of 2018. The proposal calls quantum information science vital to national security, especially in the realm of quantum communication and quantum computing. The proposal further calls on the U.S. government, academia, and industry to align efforts. The act would require development by the DOD of the Defense Quantum Information Consortium, led by U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and other DOD offices.