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DOD directs task force to assess readiness of quantum technology for U.S. weapons

June 14, 2017 |
Jason Sherman
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The Defense Department -- eyeing the potential of quantum theory to produce technological breakthroughs that could advance U.S. military capabilities -- has commissioned an influential advisory panel to survey the state of quantum technology and assess the potential for commercial and military application from this growing field of physics and engineering. In a May 10 memo , acting Pentagon acquisition executive James MacStravic directed the Defense Science Board to form a Task Force on Applications of Quantum Technologies to assess...

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