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Section 1722 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2021 Requires Secretary of Defense to Assess Threats Posed by Quantum Computing Technologies

(BankInfoSecurity) Cyberspace Solarium Commission co-chairs Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., calls the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, pointing to its 77 cybersecurity provisions, legislation, which provides $740 billion for defense spending, “the most comprehensive and forward-looking piece of national cybersecurity legislation in the nation’s history.”
Some 27 of the defense bill’s 77 cybersecurity-related provisions were based on commission recommendations, King says.

Among the many other cybersecurity provisions included in the defense measure are:
Section 1722, which requires the secretary of defense to complete a comprehensive assessment of the current and potential threats and risks posed by quantum computing technologies.

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