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US Army Invests $2M in Quantum-Resilient Cybersecurity

QuSecure contract aims to secure tactical edge and IoT devices from quantum cyberattacks

Berenice Baker, Editor, Enter Quantum

June 9, 2023

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The U.S. Army has awarded post-quantum cybersecurity company QuSecure a $2 million contract to develop quantum-resilient software solutions.

QuSecure said it intends to use the funds to conduct further research on quantum-resilient technologies and encryption solutions for use in battle-ready tactical edge and IoT devices.

The award comes on the back of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021, which authorized a $110 billion, five-year budget for research into emerging technologies including quantum computing and post-quantum cryptography (PQC).

This was bolstered by the Biden administration signing the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act into law in December 2022, which required federal government agencies to use quantum decryption-resistant technology. 

Last July, the U.S. government tested the world’s first-ever post-quantum encryption communication over a government network using QuSecure technology. This resulted in the award of a federal government procurement contract for QuSecure’s PQC solutions.

“Following winning our U.S. Air Force SBIR Phase III award last Fall, QuSecure is proud to be a part of the Army’s march toward a more cybersecure future,” said QuSecure head of engineering Aaron Moore.“This award from the army recognizes QuSecure’s ability to help enhance the combat fighting capabilities that modern warfare necessitates.”

Related:US Army Grants $5.7M For Quantum Computing Research

About the Author(s)

Berenice Baker

Editor, Enter Quantum

Berenice is the editor of Enter Quantum, the companion website and exclusive content outlet for The Quantum Computing Summit. Enter Quantum informs quantum computing decision-makers and solutions creators with timely information, business applications and best practice to enable them to adopt the most effective quantum computing solution for their businesses. Berenice has a background in IT and 16 years’ experience as a technology journalist.

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