Proposed U.S. Congress Legislation: Advancing Quantum Computing Act
House Bill Would Mandate Comprehensive Probe into Quantum Computing Landscape
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+ If passed, the Advancing Quantum Computing Act would mandate the Commerce Department’s secretary and other appropriate federal agency officials to complete a comprehensive study that incorporates four separate surveys, holistically honing in on the state of quantum computing and its potential impacts on U.S. commerce and society.
“We can’t depend on other countries, particularly competitors such as China, to guarantee American economic leadership, shield our stockpile of critical supplies, or secure the benefits of technological progress to our people,” Griffith said in a statement. “It is up to us to do that.”
+ Griffith’s bill aims to help make sense of America’s quantum reality, and potential. According to his announcement, it seeks to improve federal officials’ grasp of how quantum computing can benefit the economy and help track and mitigate risks to the supply chain.
+ In the half-year that follows the completion of the study, the secretary and others involved would be expected to provide the House Energy and Commerce and Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation committees with the results of their findings. The team would also need to supply numerous recommendations to Congress on the matter, including those to help address duplicative policies or rules that could impede quantum adoption, strategies to confront and put an end to present hazards to the quantum supply chain, and more.
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