U.S. Quantum Computing Gets Financial Injection.

Author:Magnuson, Stew
Position:UP FRONT

National Defense in its January issue ran a story "Quantum Computing Bill Stalls in Senate." But the day the magazine went to the printer, President Donald Trump signed the National Quantum Initiative Act into law, which gives about $1.3 billion over the next five years to the Department of Energy, NIST and the National Science Foundation to spend on the cutting edge technology.

That sum, say experts, is a drop in the bucket compared to what China is spending as it pursues its stated goal of mastering the technology within the next decade.

The increase in spending is not the...

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