The rate at which quantum computing is hitting the media stream is ever-increasing. This piece is a collection of recent articles and reports covering various aspects of quantum computing from the lens of government and policy. Mea Cubitt

UW’s Scougale One of 65 Graduate Students Nationwide Selected to DOE’s SCGSR Program | One University of Wyoming graduate student will receive the opportunity to conduct research at the prestigious Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) with world-class scientists.  Source: UW NAVIGATION.   UW’s Scougale One of 65 Graduate Students Nationwide Selected to DOE’s SCGSR Program…

The Future is Bright for Quantum in the UK | For those who have been advocating for quantum – by boosting academic research; spinning new startups out of seminar rooms and academic labs; and bolstering Government support – its emergence at the center stage is somewhat anticipated. Indeed, it’s the result of years of dedicated, hard work starting to come to fruition.  Source: techUK.   The Future is Bright for Quantum in the UK…

Submarines, industrial policy and frontier technology | Silicon Quantum Computing chief executive Michelle Simmons and Australia’s Ambassador to the United States Arthur Sinodinos are among the heavyweight speakers to join a special panel discussion on the industrial development opportunities of the new submarines program.  Source: InnovationAus.   Submarines, industrial policy and frontier technology…

Sanford Lab planning for long future with official DOE designation, next generation experiments | LEAD — As the Sanford Lab prepares a proposal to become formally recognized as a Department of Energy User Facility, scientists from all over the world met virtually to discuss a myriad of future experiments that would maximize the use of the entire underground space and solidify the future of the Lead facility for decades to come.  Source: Black Hills Pioneer.   Sanford Lab planning for long future with official DOE designation, next generation experiments…

NSA Renews Focus On Securing Military Weapons Systems Against ‘Capable’ Rivals | WASHINGTON: The head of the National Security Agency’s Cybersecurity Directorate said that one of his agency’s top priorities has become protecting US weapons systems from cyber threats, representing a shift in focus brought about by the rise of an increasingly multipolar world with highly capable cyber adversaries.  Source: BREAKING DEFENSE.   NSA Renews Focus On Securing Military Weapons Systems Against ‘Capable’ Rivals…

Japan PM Kishida spells out grand vision in policy speech with few specifics | TOKYO (The Straits Times/Asia News Network): Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, laying out his grand vision for the country, borrowed buzzwords like wealth distribution, digitisation and climate change in his first policy address to Parliament on Friday (Oct 8).  Source: TheStar.   Japan PM Kishida spells out grand vision in policy speech with few specifics…

Get involved in techUK’s Quantum Commercialisation Week! | Call for insights: On 25-29 October techUK will be hosting its Quantum Commercialisation Week. We are looking for companies to share their insight and expertise from building a quantum-ready economy to nurturing skills and talent. Learn about how to get involved below!  Source: techUK.   Get involved in techUK’s Quantum Commercialisation Week!…

GAO Assesses National Strategic Computing Initiative Progress | The U.S. National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), launched in the summer of 2015 by executive order (EE) of the Obama Administration, was intended to be an “whole-of-government” effort to nourish a robust, national HPC infrastructure. NSCI spelled out five objectives, including embrace of the already-started exascale computing initiative as well providing early recognition of the rising importance of data analytics (i.e. AI) in HPC. A year later (2016), the NSCI Executive Council, co-chaired by OSTP and OMB, issued a formal plan, which was then updated in 2020.  Source: HPC wire.   GAO Assesses National Strategic Computing Initiative Progress…