DOE Nomination Deadline: National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:45pm

The Department of Energy (DOE) announces the establishment of and seeks nominations for the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee (Committee), pursuant to the National Quantum Initiative Act, and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as delegated to the Department by the President under Executive Order 13885

The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the President, Secretary of Energy, and the National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science (SCQIS) on the National Quantum Initiative (NQI). This advice will include assessments of trends and developments in quantum information science and technology (QIST), implementation and management of the NQI, whether NQI activities are helping to maintain United States leadership in QIST, whether program revisions are necessary, what opportunities exist for international collaboration and open standards, and whether national security and economic considerations are adequately addressed by the NQI. 

Members must be able to actively participate in the tasks of the Committee including, but not limited to regularly attending and participating in meetings, reviewing materials, and participating in conference calls, working groups, and formal subcommittees. The Committee may advise the SCQIS in any of its efforts, so the Secretary will consider nominees who can best support, in an advisory capacity, any of the following functions:

  • Devising a national strategy for maintaining leadership in QIS, including enabling new scientific discovers, empowering quantum-related industry, utilizing existing and new infrastructure, enabling international collaborations, and providing for improved economic and national security;
  • Fostering close coordination, cooperation, and information exchange within the Federal government and between the government and non-Federal stakeholders as related to issues concerning the NQI;
  • Examining and providing feedback on the technical and administrative aspects of the NQI;
  • Developing biennial reports on findings that can provide the basis for future action, revision, or improvements of the United States efforts in quantum information science and related technologies;
  • Developing plans for working with companies, universities, non-profits, and other educational institutions that demonstrate excellence in building and employing the quantum-smart workforce; and
  • Examining how the Federal government can work with non-Federal stakeholders to support the implementation of the National Quantum Initiative Act.

Members of the public may submit nominations via email. More information is available at this Federal Register notice.