Plenary Session 8 - Quantum Computing: Homeland and National Security Ramifications
Quantum technologies could create vulnerabilities for the homeland by breaking public key encryption, providing new forms of sensing, or advancing algorithms used in warfare and intelligence. The global race is on, with government and private investment in quantum skyrocketing. Most efforts focus on developing underlying quantum computer hardware, employing competing approaches that face distinct challenges even as they integrate into classical computing frameworks. This panel will sort hype from reality and discuss opportunities for partnership among leaders in National Security, industry, and academia.