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New Legislation Aims to Boost U.S. Defense Department’s Quantum Capabilities

A recent bill introduced by United States’ Republican lawmakers aims to accelerate the Defense Department’s development and integration of quantum technologies, enhancing capabilities in areas like navigation, sensing, and artificial intelligence. The Defense Quantum Acceleration Act, championed by Rep. Elise Stefanik and Sen. Marsha Blackburn, proposes the creation of a quantum advisor role and a center of excellence within the Defense Department as well as increase the funding for quantum information sciences. This move is in response to growing global competition in quantum technologies, particularly from China, which significantly outpaces the U.S. in quantum investments. The bill seeks to foster quicker innovation through increased collaboration with private sectors and academia

For more details, you can read the full text of the bill here.

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