NIST is standardizing quantum-proof encryption algorithms to help federal agencies protect against quantum-based attacks.
Federal agencies will need to incorporate post-quantum cryptography into their data security frameworks to avoid potential cybersecurity risks from quantum computers.
Protecting data from future threats could see benefits from implementing post-quantum cryptography into agency frameworks.
Two quantum computing programs are poised to help government tackle innovations and applications in quantum computing.
They share a list with terrorism, climate change and nuclear weapons.
The technology has the potential to create a tectonic shift in computing.