On 24 October 2017, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Energy held a joint hearing titled American Leadership in Quantum Technology. The hearing's purpose was to “identify where the U.S. currently stands in the international race to the development of commercially available quantum-based technologies, particularly quantum computing.”
The hearing contained two panels. The first panel was made of representatives from federal agencies: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Carl Williams, an OSA member, testified at the hearing on behalf of NIST.
As part of the second panel, Dr. Chris Monroe testified on behalf of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), of which OSA is cofounder. The NPI released a white paper in June of this year titled “Call for a National Quantum Initiative: Proposal to address the urgent need to develop the information infrastructure of tomorrow.” The white paper was drafted under the leadership of Dr. Monroe and Professor Michael Raymer of the University of Oregon.
Watch the hearing
Read the written testimony
View the NPI National Quantum Initiative white paper
NPI News Release