ITIF Commends Creation of White House Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

September 3, 2019

WASHINGTON—In response to the White House executive order establishing a National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the top-ranked think tank for science and technology policy, released the following statement from ITIF Vice President Stephen Ezell:

Quantum computing has become increasingly essential for both national economic competitiveness and national security. With at least a dozen other countries funding quantum computing research, a fierce race for global quantum computing leadership has emerged. Competitors in China, the European Union, and elsewhere are developing coordinated strategies and investing billions to support quantum computing research and development, application development, and skills training.

By establishing the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee, the administration is signaling that it recognizes both the importance of quantum computing to future U.S. economic and national security and that an effective public private partnership will be essential to position the United States for continued quantum computing leadership.

For background, see ITIF’s Technology Explainer: What Is Quantum Computing?