NSA and Army on quest for quantum computing jackpot
The US Army and the NSA are teaming up to crack the secrets of quantum computing. Considering DARPA gave the world the internet, this may eventually yield some really good things.
Sounds like a dangerous combination. The US Army Research Office and the National Security Agency (NSA) are together looking for some answers to their quantum physics questions.
Specifically the scary couple is soliciting proposals to achieve three broad goals:
-develop new quantum computing algorithms for hard computational problems;
-characterize the efficiency of candidate quantum algorithms;
-develop insights into the power of quantum computation and consider issues of quantum complexity and computability.