(Meritalk) President Trump issued an executive order (EO) on August 30 to establish the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, which will help direct Federal research and investments into quantum computing.
The committee will advise the Federal agencies tasked with implementing the law. The Secretary of Energy will name to the committee up to 22 members from “industry, universities, Federal laboratories, and other Federal government agencies” and the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the EO states.
The advisory committee’s main task will be to support the activities of the Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science, housed within the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), by providing expertise and making recommendations. The committee also will solicit expertise from the quantum community at large to inform its recommendations.