Trump Administration Announces Quantum.Gov and Quantum Frontiers Report
Today [October 7, 2020], the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced the launch of Quantum.gov, the official website of the National Quantum Coordination Office, and the release of the Quantum Frontiers Report identifying key areas for continued quantum information science (QIS) research.
“With the launch of Quantum.gov, the White House has created an online home for the National Quantum Coordination Office and a new digital hub for the growing quantum community to connect with wide-ranging activities underway across the Federal Government. The newly published Quantum Frontiers Report lays out critical research questions for the entire U.S. innovation ecosystem to tackle in the years ahead, and will serve as an important roadmap for researchers around the country,” said Michael Kratsios, U.S. Chief Technology Officer.
Quantum.gov will feature resources and news on QIS activities from across the Federal government, geared towards both the research community and the public. It will serve as a one-stop-shop for key strategic documents and reports, agency programs, and NQCO initiatives.
The Quantum Frontiers Report was developed with input from Federal, industry, and academic leaders to identify priority areas that need continued research to enable the full potential of QIS. This includes harnessing quantum information technology for precision measurements, targeting materials science, and understanding the universe through QIS. The report is intended to focus and organize the entire QIS research and industrial community around key questions in the years ahead.
In addition, today OSTP and the National Science Foundation (NSF), brought together members of the National Q-12 Education Partnership for its inaugural meeting to chart a path forward for expanding QIS education opportunities in K-12 classrooms. During the meeting, Intel and Honeywell were announced as the latest industry partners to join the initiative.
Established in August 2020, the National Q-12 Education Partnership is a first-of-its-kind public-private effort promoting the development of educational programs, tools, training opportunities, and curricula that help introduce QIS themes at the middle school and high school levels.
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