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US House Approves National Quantum Initiative Act

By IQT News posted 24 Oct 2018

(HPCWire) The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the National Quantum Initiative Act (NQIA) to accelerate quantum computing research and development. Bipartisan support from House Committee on Science, Space and Technology chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and ranking member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) helped speed the NQIA effort through the House. The House bill calls for $1.275 billion in funding. Click here to review a description of the proposed National Quantum Initiative Act.
The act would establish a National Quantum Coordination Office within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to oversee a “whole-of-government” effort. A companion bill is under consideration in the U.S Senate. Meanwhile another proposal, the Quantum Computing Research Act (QCRA), was introduced in the Senate in June and directs DoD to form a Defense Quantum Information Consortium.

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