An Interview on Quantum and National Security

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Quantum Information Science has been around for a while, but the importance of quantum computing and its impact on national security has become clear in recent years. Some national security experts are calling it the next technological revolution.  

Cipher Brief Expert and former General Counsel for the NSA, Glenn Gerstell, wrote an NYT Op-Ed last year titled, “I work for NSA. We cannot afford to lose the digital revolution’ and identified quantum computing as one of the most strategically important technologies of the future, with serious opportunities and risks for the nation that achieves quantum computing first. 

“The Cipher Brief has become the most popular outlet for former intelligence officers; no media outlet is even a close second to The Cipher Brief in terms of the number of articles published by formers.” —Sept. 2018, Studies in Intelligence, Vol. 62

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