Applications of Quantum Technologies. Executive Summary
DEFENSE SCIENCE BOARD WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States
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Quantum technologies exhibit remarkable potential to enhance or upend current warfighting capabilities. Fields such as sensing, computation, and communications are key mission areas in which quantum could make a significant impact. It is crucial that the Department of Defense DoD, along with our allies and partners, maintain the leading edge in understanding advances in these technologies. Industry and academia also play a vital role in the development of quantum technologies, and their collaboration with DoD could reap benefits for all parties. This is particularly pressing given adversarial investments being made towards quantum superiority, if not dominance.The most urgent focus, however, must be applied to the enabling components that underpin a broad swath of quantum technologies. This is where the DoD may gain the most persistent advantage.
- Quantum Theory and Relativity
- Information Science
- Computer Systems