Why the U.S. needs to urgently prioritize quantum investmentsHis current responsibilities include technology leadership, strategic technology plans, product and technology strategies, sales force technical support, and customer and partner relationships. In the wake of the SolarWinds hack, it’s easy to see the value for better securing documents, data, and communications on agency networks. Another area to watch is quantum memory, which could deliver three key benefits, in distinctly different areas. A globally-available quantum internet backbone would revolutionize not only security and privacy, but also quantum computing and sensing operations. Practical, long-distance quantum networks could make this and many other types of security-related applications substantially more secure. Although difficult to assess precisely, the U.S. appears to significantly lag behind other developed countries, particularly China. In August 2020 the U.S. government invested $1 billion in the development of advanced technologies, including quantum information science.
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