quantum information science (QIS)
Energy awards $28M to 5 supercomputing projects
Winners will research quantum information science and chemical reactions with clean energy applications.
GAO gives 3 priority recommendations to White House on science and tech issues
The recommendations entail increasing collaboration among agencies to improve research results and avoid duplication.
Industry presses government to invest in more practical quantum computing projects
Current projects undertaken by government tend to focus on esoteric fields and theories, rather than pressing issues like infrastructure and climate change.
Biden administration proposes record $171.3B for R&D across civilian agencies
The proposed sum would come alongside extra funding for research included in the American Jobs Plan.
SOCOM wants to prioritize stronger communications encryption
U.S. Special Operations Command wants to ensure its communications will stay secure now and in the future.
2020 in review: AI and quantum see more White House attention
Concerns of being outcompeted by China saw the White House push for doubled funding and trustworthy principles.