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

View from India: Bengaluru’s innovation draws international investment | India’s demographic dividend owes credit to the massive pool of highly skilled, competent and educated workforce. Indian corporations have a big advantage in adopting digital technologies both at a faster pace and also cost effectively, given that most of the globally applicable innovations and solutions are coming out of laboratories based in the country. This has resulted in an increased influx of investments into the country in recent years.  Source: E&T.   View from India: Bengaluru’s innovation draws international investment…

Report: China May Steal Encrypted Government Data Now to Decrypt with Quantum Computers Later | Though they are years from being fully realized, quantum technologies are altering the U.S. cyber threat landscape in serious ways and organizations should start acting now to ensure their infrastructure and data will be protected as the field evolves, according to a new report from Booz Allen Hamilton.   Source: Nextgov.   Report: China May Steal Encrypted Government Data Now to Decrypt with Quantum Computers Later…

QuSecure Honored with Acceptance Into the Quantum Alliance Initiative | QuSecure, Inc., (QuSecure) a leading provider of post-quantum cybersecurity solutions, today announces its acceptance into the Hudson Institute’s Quantum Alliance Initiative (QAI), an international consortium of companies, institutions, and universities whose mission is to raise awareness and develop policies which will help the U.S. enterprises and government agencies prepare for quantum computer cyberattacks by 2025.  Source: PR.com.   QuSecure Honored with Acceptance Into the Quantum Alliance Initiative…

NIST Wants to Know How Govt, Industry Are Using Emerging Tech | The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a request for information in the Federal Register to gain insight into the role of emerging technologies in the public and private sector.  Source: government technology.   NIST Wants to Know How Govt, Industry Are Using Emerging Tech…

New investment in Australia’s quantum technology industry | The Australian Government has announced its key measures to grow Australia’s quantum industry.   Source: Australian Government.   New investment in Australia’s quantum technology industry…

Math may have caught up with Google’s quantum-supremacy claims | In 2019, word filtered out that a quantum computer built by Google had performed calculations that the company claimed would be effectively impossible to replicate on supercomputing hardware. That turned out to not be entirely correct, since Google had neglected to consider the storage available to supercomputers; if that were included, the quantum computer’s lead shrank to just a matter of days.  Source: ars technica.   Math may have caught up with Google’s quantum-supremacy claims…

An interview with MANA scientists in NIMS’ Quantum Materials Project | The NIMS Quantum Materials Project is WPI-MANA’s newly formed group for research into creating and exploiting quantum materials. Recently the Japanese government selected a number of priority research projects and has directed funds toward them.  Source: NIMS.   An interview with MANA scientists in NIMS’ Quantum Materials Project…

India’s PM calls for Bitcoin protection, tech collaboration | Australia, India, and other peace-loving countries must work together to ensure cryptocurrency “does not end up in the wrong hands”, Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has said in warning that peace-loving countries “are at an historic moment of choice” in shaping the legacy of the “wonderful powers of technology of our age”.  Source: INFORMATIONAGE.   India’s PM calls for Bitcoin protection, tech collaboration…

DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Advance Quantum Technology for Military Antennas | BAE Systems has been awarded multiple development contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to advance quantum technology and revolutionize radio frequency (RF) sensing by breaking constraints to antenna designs that have persisted for more than a century. Leveraging quantum sensing can reduce size, and increase sensitivity and accessible bandwidth by several orders of magnitude.  Source: businesswire.   DARPA Selects BAE Systems to Advance Quantum Technology for Military Antennas…

Canada’s Semiconductor Council Releases Action Plan; Aims to Build Chip-Fuelled Economy by 2050 | Canada’s Semiconductor Council releases a comprehensive action plan to transform Canada into a leader in the US$7 trillion global semiconductor market. As the global chip shortage continues to wreak havoc on Canada’s supply chain and economy, the 106-page report, titled Roadmap to 2050: Canada’s Semiconductor Action Plan, lays out short-term, medium-term, and long-term recommendations to build Canada’s semiconductor industry. The action plan positions Canada to be a developer, manufacturer, and global supplier of the semiconductor products that are embedded in our most innovative technologies, including electric vehicles, medical devices, consumer electronics, precision agriculture and more.  Source: businesswire.   Canada’s Semiconductor Council Releases Action Plan; Aims to Build Chip-Fuelled Economy by 2050…

$111 million investment to back Australia’s quantum technology future | The Morrison Government is investing $111 million to secure Australia’s quantum future, supporting the commercialisation, adoption and use of this new technology to create jobs, support Australian business and keep Australians safe.  Source: Australian Minister for Science and Technology.   $111 million investment to back Australia’s quantum technology future…

Australia signs quantum technology cooperation agreement with United States | Australia and the United States have signed a joint statement to cooperate on quantum technology innovation and commercialisation. The statement aims to enhance each country’s quantum industry capabilities through improved market access and knowledge sharing.  Source: Australian Government.   Australia signs quantum technology cooperation agreement with United States…