More Collaboration is needed to Achieve Quantum Computing Science Success

Oct 12, 2018

Hot on the heels of the administration and several agencies’ announcement of support for quantum computing science (QSI), a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that more collaboration is needed to truly move the needle on QSI in the U.S.

“Agency officials said they coordinate on quantum computing and synthetic biology through efforts such as conferences and interagency groups, but GAO found that certain new efforts have not fully implemented selected leading collaboration practices,” the report explains

The report Considerations for Maintaining U.S. Competitiveness in Quantum Computing, Synthetic Biology, and Other Potentially Transformational Research Areas, also explores ways to maintain U.S. competitiveness through the use of technology. Some of the suggestions listed in the report include:

  • Developing a strategic approach using consortia or other mechanisms to bring together potential partners;
  • Fostering an environment in which information is shared among researchers while also considering the risks of information sharing;
  • Focusing on technology development and commercialization, for example, by providing support across multiple stages of technology innovation; and,
  • Strengthening the science and technology workforce through training, recruiting, and retaining talent.

To view the report in full, click here: https://www.gao.gov/assets/700/694748.pdf

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