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Michael Griffin: DoD Focuses on Short-Term Activities in Long-Term Vision

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Michael Griffin
Michael Griffin

Michael Griffin, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering and two-time Wash100 Award recipient, said he sees quantum applications as long-term pursuits in the Department of Defense, DoD News reported Thursday.

DoD now focuses on what quantum computing and communication can do for the military in the short term, instead of going beyond what is available in resources, Griffin said to the House Armed Services Committee.

He gave examples of DoD's quantum priorities, such as quantum clocks and sensors. Quantum clocks would help troops maintain communications in environments denied of GPS, the undersecretary noted.

"These are the things that we will see in the next few years and where we are focusing a substantial amount of our effort," he stated.

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