U.S Congress Piecing Together the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act With Acknowledgement of Quantum Computing’s Risk

House Panel Approves NDAA Cyber, Quantum Provisions

In brief…

+  The House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence and Emerging Threats [this week] approved by voice vote legislative provisions for cyber education efforts, a report on quantum computing, as well as oversight of the National Guard’s role in responding to cyber incidents.

+  “This mark’s cyber provisions build on the important oversight the subcommittee has conducted,” said subcommittee Chairman Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., in his opening remarks at a mark-up session today. The mark provides additional statutory budgetary oversight for military cyber operations, an area the subcommittee has scrutinized previously.

+  The bill also asks for the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to the congressional defense committees “containing an assessment of the current and potential threats and risks posed by quantum computing technologies.” The report, due by Dec. 31, 2021, also would provide recommendations on how to counter risks posed by quantum technologies.

Source:  MeriTalk.  Dwight Weingarten,  House Panel Approves NDAA Cyber, Quantum Provisions…

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