“… the bill pumps an amazing $1.2 billion into the quantum research budgets for the Energy Department, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NASA and the National Science Foundation. According to the bill, each agency will have a role to play. NIST will carry out specified quantum science activities and convene a workshop to discuss how to develop a strong quantum information science and technology industry. The National Science Foundation will do research and create an educational program on quantum information science and engineering, and award grants for the establishment of Multidisciplinary Centers for Quantum Research and Education. The Energy Department will conduct a research program on quantum information science.” Read the full article here.
Source: How a New Law Supports Quantum Computing’s Great Leap Forward – By John Breeden II, January 9, 2019. Nextgov.Tags: Dept of Energy NASA NSF XTRA