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Harrisburg University eBusiness and Cybersecurity Professor, Dr. Terrill Frantz, recently joined a speaker panel focused on The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and Quantum Computing, hosted by Advanced Technology Academic Research Center (ATARC).

The one-hour public program, held virtually on April 28, was entitled, “Applied Quantum Computing for Today’s Military.” The program featured opening remarks by Rhode Island Congressman, Rep. Jim Langevin, and a quantum technology demonstration, followed by an interactive panel discussion.

Frantz was joined on the panel by the Director of the Quantum Economic Development-Consortium (QED-C) and the Director of the Quantum Industry Coalition. Moderating the panel was the Chair of the ATARC Global Quantum Industry working group, of which the Frantz is a member.

The event served as the formal public release of a White Paper written by ATARC’s Global Quantum Project Team, of which Frantz is an active contributor. The paper presents an analysis of near-term use cases of particular interest to the military community.  The list includes applying quantum computing to battlefield simulation, communication, logistics, predictive maintenance, among other sophisticated applications.

During the event, the panel discussed and expanded on possible military uses of computing, workforce development, and governmental policies.  Event details are available here. A recording of the event is available at this link.


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