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USA: U.S. Senators introduce bipartisan bill for the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act

U.S. Senator Rob Portman and Maggie Hassan introduced, on 21 July 2022, a bipartisan bill for the Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act, which aims to strengthen national security by preparing the federal government's defences against quantum-computing-enabled data breaches.

In particular, if passed, the bill would:

  • require that the Office of Management and Budget prioritise the migration of federal agencies' information technology to post-quantum cryptography;
  • authorise the Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance to federal agencies for assessing critical systems one year after the National Institute of Standards and Technology ('NIST') issues planned post-quantum cryptography standards; and
  • mandate the Office of Management and Budget to send an annual report to Congress featuring a strategy on how to address post-quantum cryptography risks, the necessary funding, and an analysis on whole-of-government coordination and migration to post-quantum cryptography standards and information technology.

You can read the press release here and the bill here.