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Quantum Information Science: Congressional Activity and Federal Policy Recommendations [April 28, 2020]   [open pdf - 436KB]

From the Document: "Combining elements of mathematics, computer science, engineering, and physical sciences, quantum information science (QIS) is believed to have the potential to provide capabilities far beyond what is possible with the most advanced sciences available today. Quantum science, generally, is the study of the smallest particles of matter and energy; QIS builds on quantum science principles to obtain and process information in ways that cannot be achieved through classical physics. QIS is based on the premise that information science depends on quantum effects in physics. [...] In a February 11, 2020, memorandum, the White House stated that it intends to double non-defense QIS funding by 2022. The memorandum notes that the FY2021 budget recommendation would provide the National Science Foundation with a budget of $230 million and the Department of Energy Office of Science with $237 million for QIS, and an additional $25 million to DOE [Department of Energy] specifically to support quantum internet research."

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CRS In Focus, IF11524
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2020-04-28
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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