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  • In-Q-Tel Invests in Software Firm Sandbox AQ - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    In-Q-Tel Invests in Software Firm Sandbox AQ

    In-Q-Tel, the intelligence community’s venture capital arm, has made an investment in Sandbox AQ to help the latter build an encryption software that could resist the possibility of being decrypted by quantum computers and sensors, Bloomberg reported Monday. Bloomberg quoted Steve Bowsher, president of IQT, as saying the investor wants to help bring Sandbox’s product […] More

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    IBM-Raytheon BBN Team Shows Quantum Algorithm Advantage Over Traditional Computers

    A team of scientists from IBM‘s research arm and Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary has demonstrated an example of quantum computers’ advantage over standard computers. The scientific team published the results of its “Demonstration of quantum advantage in machine learning” study in the Nature Quantum Information journal, IBM said Wednesday. Researchers found that a quantum algorithm could identify an unknown string of bits using […] More

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    D-Wave Unveils Open-Source Software for Quantum Computing

    Canada-based D-Wave Systems has released an open-source software tool designed to help developers program quantum computers, Wired reported Wednesday. Klint Finley writes users can modify and share the Qbsolv open-source software for free as well as create applications for D-Wave's hardware. Scott Pakin of Los Alamos National Laboratory also unveiled in 2016 Qmasm, a software […] More

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    Los Alamos National Lab to Use D-Wave Computer for Quantum Annealing Research; Mark Anderson Comments

    D-Wave Systems will install a quantum computing platform at Los Alamos National Laboratory early next year to support the lab's research collaboration efforts with universities and within the Energy Department. Los Alamos and its research partners will use the D-Wave 2X system to study potential capabilities of quantum annealing technology as part of the National […] More

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    Battelle, ID Quantique Quantum Computing Defense Working Group; Don Hayford Comments

    Battelle and ID Quantique have formed an industry alliance group in a move to combat potential security threats posed by adversarial quantum computers. The Quantum-Safe Security Working Group will work to educate, adopt and apply quantum key distribution and post-quantum cryptography to help government agencies and enterprises protect their critical infrastructures, Battelle said Wednesday. “Forming the QSS working group will allow us […] More

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    Ray Johnson: Lockheed, UMD to Tap Quantum Science in Computing Partnership

    Lockheed Martin and the University of Maryland have signed a memorandum of understanding to build an integrated quantum computer in an effort to further develop drug discovery, communications and logistics technologies. The company and university will form a quantum engineering center in College Park to exhibit a quantum computing platform for users to operate, Lockheed said […] More

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    NASA-Google Team Buys D-Wave Quantum Computer; Vern Brownell Comments

    NASA, Google and the Universities Space Research Association have acquired a quantum computer from science company D-Wave with the goal of advancing machine learning and solving computer science problems. USRA intends for D-Wave Two to be available to the wider U.S. academic community, D-Wave said Thursday. Lockheed Martin acquired an earlier version of a D-Wave quantum […] More

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    Raytheon Subsidiary To Provide IARPA Quantum Computer R&D

    Raytheon‘s BBN Technologies subsidiary will develop processes to integrate quantum computer functions into a single framework for an intelligence community program, the company announced Mondday. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity sponsors the Quantum Computer Science program. According to the company, the program’s goal is to further quantum computer research and development initiatives. Quantum computers […] More

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