PRESS RELEASE — The National Quantum Initiative (NQI) Act became Public Law 115-368 in December 2018 to accelerate American leadership in quantum information science and technology. This is the third Annual Report on the NQI Program, as required by the NQI Act.
The United States has invested in fundamental QIS R&D, with core efforts underway in over a dozen agencies. This report recognizes annual highlights of the entire Federal QIS R&D ecosystem and the substantial and sustained efforts funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Security Agency (NSA), and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA). In addition, brief summaries of agency efforts and progress on cross-cutting QIS policy topics are included within the report.
The National Strategic Overview for Quantum Information Science is the strategic plan guiding NQI Program investments. Released by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Subcommittee on QIS in 2018, the Strategic Overview identifies policy areas discussed within this report, including investing in fundamental quantum information science research, development, and engineering, developing the workforce capacity, engaging with industry, investing in infrastructure, maintaining economic and national security, and encouraging international cooperation.
Last Year’s Report: https://www.quantum.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/NQI-Annual-Report-FY2022.pdf