National Quantum Initiative Act

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National Quantum Initiative Act
Great Seal of the United States
Long titleAn Act to provide for a coordinated Federal program to accelerate quantum research and development for the economic and national security of the United States.
Enacted bythe 115th United States Congress
EffectiveDecember 21, 2018
Public law115-368
Legislative history

The National Quantum Initiative Act is an Act of Congress passed on December 13, 2018 and signed into law on December 21, 2018. The law gives the United States a plan for advancing quantum technology, particularly quantum computing. It passed unanimously by United States Senate and was signed by President Donald Trump.[1][2][3][4][5][6]


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