QuSecure earns U.S. Army contract for PQC
After winning a post-quantum cryptography contract from the U.S. Air Force last year, QuSecure has gained business traction with another branch of the military, announcing this week that the U.S. Army has given the firm a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Federal Government contract to develop quantum-resilient software solutions.
A QuSecure statement noted that the award “allots upwards of $2 million to address uses in tactical edge and tactical IoT devices that can be used for battle-ready deployment.”
“Following winning our U.S. Air Force SBIR Phase III award last Fall, QuSecure is proud to be a part of the Army’s march toward a more cybersecure future,” said Aaron Moore, QuSecure Head of Engineering, who also led R&D efforts for Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA). “This award from the Army recognizes QuSecure’s ability to help enhance the combat fighting capabilities that modern warfare necessitates.”
Last year the U.S. Government awarded QuSecure a U.S. Air Force SBIR Phase III Federal Government procurement contract for PQC solutions after executing a successful PQC pilot project deployed at a federal facility. With a couple of government contracts already bagged, QuSecure is in a position to earn more government work as more government agencies aim to progress toward federal PQC implementation deadlines.
News of the U.S. Army contract also came several weeks after QuSecure broadened its reach into the enterprise market through a partnership with Red Hat.
Dan O’Shea has covered telecommunications and related topics including semiconductors, sensors, retail systems, digital payments and quantum computing/technology for over 25 years.