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Defense Primer: Quantum Technology [Updated June 7, 2021]   [open pdf - 511KB]

From the Document: "Quantum technology translates the principles of quantum physics into technological applications. In general, quantum technology has not yet reached maturity; however, it could hold significant implications for the future of military sensing, encryption, and communications, as well as for congressional oversight, authorizations, and appropriations. [...] The Defense Science Board (DSB), an independent Department of Defense (DOD) board of scientific advisors, has concluded that three applications of quantum technology hold the most promise for DOD: quantum sensing, quantum computers, and quantum communications."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11836
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Date:
2021-06-07
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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