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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 173 / Friday, September 8, 2017 / Notices NIST currently accepts other forms of federal-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. For detailed information please contact Benjamin Davis or visit: http:// www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/. Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. [FR Doc. 2017–19080 Filed 9–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket No. 170804731–7731–01] Building the Foundations for Quantum Industry National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for information (RFI). AGENCY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests information about the broader needs of the industrial community in the area of quantum information science (QIS). NIST seeks input from stakeholders regarding opportunities for research and development, means and methods of inducing interaction and collaboration, providing support for emerging market areas, identifying barriers to near-term and future applications, and understanding workforce needs. As part of this effort, NIST will hold a workshop on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The information received in response to this RFI and during the workshop will inform recommendations for the development and coordination of U.S. Government policies, programs, and budgets to advance U.S. competitiveness in QIS. DATES: For Comments: Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 10, 2017. Written comments in response to the RFI should be submitted according to the instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. For Workshop: The Workshop on Building the Foundations for Quantum Industry will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendees must register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: For Comments: Written comments may be submitted only by email to Dr. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 Jacob Taylor at qid@nist.gov in any of the following formats: ASCII; Word; RTF; or PDF. Please include your name, organization’s name (if any), and cite ‘‘Building the Foundations for Quantum Industry RFI’’ in the subject line of all correspondence. All comments will be made publicly available at https:// www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/ 10/quantum-industry-day as submitted. Accordingly, proprietary or confidential information should not be included in any comments, as they will be posted without change. For Workshop: The workshop will be held at NIST, 100 Bureau Dr., Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. To register, go to: https:// www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/ 10/quantum-industry-day. Additional information about the workshop will be available at this web address as the workshop approaches. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Emswiler, Jacob Taylor, or Carl Williams by email at qid@nist.gov, or Kimberly Emswiler by phone at (301) 975–4208. Please direct media inquiries to NIST’s Office of Public Affairs at (301) 975–2762. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Twenty five years of research and development work in QIS is producing dramatic new commercial opportunities domestically, including the first niche applications. There is also an increasing level of international activity and investment in the field. NIST is requesting this information and holding the workshop in support of the Interagency Working Group (IWG) on QIS of the National Science and Technology Council, Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Physical Sciences. The IWG was chartered in October 2014 to develop and coordinate policies, programs, and budgets for QIS research and development, and to further develop the scientific basis, infrastructure, future technical workforce, and intellectual property that will be required to address agency missions and secure future U.S. competitiveness in QIS. The IWG includes participants from the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and Energy; the Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and the National Science Foundation. In 2016, the IWG published an initial report identifying key challenges for emerging quantum industry, including: Institutional boundaries, education and training, technology development, and levels and stability of funding. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42541 Request for Information NIST seeks input from stakeholders regarding opportunities for research and development, emerging market areas, barriers to near-term and future applications, and workforce needs. The objective of this RFI is to gather facts that will assist the IWG’s formation of recommendations for the development and coordination of U.S. Government policies, programs, and budgets to advance U.S. competitiveness in QIS. The questions below are intended to assist in the formulation of comments and should not be construed as a limitation on the number of comments that interested persons may submit or the issues that may be addressed in such comments. Comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should include copies of the referenced materials. As noted above, all comments will be made publicly available as submitted; therefore proprietary or confidential information should not be included. NIST is specifically interested in receiving input pertaining to one or more of the following questions: (1) Identification of Opportunities QIS includes, for example, quantum computing and processing, quantum algorithms and programming languages, quantum communications, quantum sensors, quantum devices, single photon sources, and detectors. What areas of pre-competitive QIS research and development appear most promising? What areas should be the highest priorities for Federal investment? What are the emerging frontiers? What methods of monitoring new developments are most effective? What market areas are well-positioned to benefit from new developments in QIS? Where will a technology perspective study help most? Where are roadmaps useful for coordination? (2) Surmounting Challenges The 2016 report ‘‘Advancing Quantum Information Science: National Challenges and Opportunities’’ 1 identified institutional boundaries and knowledge transfer challenges, as well as workforce needs across the emerging quantum industry. To what extent are these challenges addressable by the formation of consortia? May they be addressed with structured academiccommercial or commercialgovernmental interactions? What potential collaborative structures might 1 https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/sites/ whitehouse.gov/files/images/Quantum_Info_Sci_ Report_2016_07_22%20final.pdf. E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 42542 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 173 / Friday, September 8, 2017 / Notices industry adopt to best address these challenges? sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES (3) Funding and Knowledge Considerations Uncertain market needs, imperfect investment levels and mechanisms, undeveloped technology, challenges in dissemination of information, and technology transfer are some of the potential barriers to adoption of QIS technology. What are the greatest technical and organizational barriers to advancing important near-term and future applications of QIS and what should be done to address these barriers? What methods might be adopted to encourage both small and large efforts to provide a healthy industrial base? Which areas are underfunded, inconsistently funded, or need better funding clarity from the government for progress of the industry as a whole? At what level of knowledge or development should intellectual property move from being freely available to exclusive? How can industry or government address these concerns? Workshop The purpose of the workshop is to convene stakeholders in the development and commercialization of quantum technologies to address the identified key challenges via industrial, academic, and governmental means. Topics to be discussed include opportunities for research and development and means and methods of facilitating interaction and collaboration such as creation of consortia, providing support for emerging market areas, identifying barriers to near-term and future applications, and understanding workforce needs. Information gathered at this workshop will be used in the development and coordination of U.S. Government policies, programs, and budgets to advance U.S. competitiveness in QIS. Furthermore, this workshop will provide a discussion place for industry to consider methods of collaboration in a neutral setting, including the potential benefits of developing a technology perspective study as well as other helpful organizing elements, including consortia and future roadmap development for subfields. This workshop will focus on addressing the key challenges described above under ‘‘Request for Information.’’ It will include invited presentations by leading experts from academia, industry, and government; time for group discussion; and breakout sessions for discussing subfields, potential consortia frameworks, and the role of technology perspective studies. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:18 Sep 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 There is no cost for participating in the workshop. No proprietary information will be accepted, presented or discussed as part of the workshop, and all information accepted, presented or discussed at the workshop will be in the public domain. All workshop participants must preregister at the following web address to be admitted: https://www.nist.gov/newsevents/events/2017/10/quantumindustry-day. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 29, 2017, in order to attend. Also, please note that federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card for access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. NIST currently accepts other forms of federally-issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license. For detailed information please contact Kimberly Emswiler at (301) 975–4208 or visit: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/ visitor/. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b)(1), (4), (11) & 15 U.S.C. 272(c)(12). Kevin Kimball, NIST Chief of Staff. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Institute of Standards and Technology

[Docket No. 170804731-7731-01]


Building the Foundations for Quantum Industry

AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice; request for information (RFI).

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SUMMARY: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 
requests information about the broader needs of the industrial 
community in the area of quantum information science (QIS). NIST seeks 
input from stakeholders regarding opportunities for research and 
development, means and methods of inducing interaction and 
collaboration, providing support for emerging market areas, identifying 
barriers to near-term and future applications, and understanding 
workforce needs. As part of this effort, NIST will hold a workshop on 
Thursday, October 5, 2017. The information received in response to this 
RFI and during the workshop will inform recommendations for the 
development and coordination of U.S. Government policies, programs, and 
budgets to advance U.S. competitiveness in QIS.

DATES: 
    For Comments: Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time 
on October 10, 2017. Written comments in response to the RFI should be 
submitted according to the instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section below.
    For Workshop: The Workshop on Building the Foundations for Quantum 
Industry will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendees must register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time on September 29, 2017.

ADDRESSES: 
    For Comments: Written comments may be submitted only by email to 
Dr. Jacob Taylor at qid@nist.gov in any of the following formats: 
ASCII; Word; RTF; or PDF. Please include your name, organization's name 
(if any), and cite ``Building the Foundations for Quantum Industry 
RFI'' in the subject line of all correspondence. All comments will be 
made publicly available at https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/10/quantum-industry-day as submitted. Accordingly, proprietary or 
confidential information should not be included in any comments, as 
they will be posted without change.
    For Workshop: The workshop will be held at NIST, 100 Bureau Dr., 
Gaithersburg, MD 20899. Please note admittance instructions under the 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. To register, go to: 
https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/10/quantum-industry-day. 
Additional information about the workshop will be available at this web 
address as the workshop approaches.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kimberly Emswiler, Jacob Taylor, or 
Carl Williams by email at qid@nist.gov, or Kimberly Emswiler by phone 
at (301) 975-4208. Please direct media inquiries to NIST's Office of 
Public Affairs at (301) 975-2762.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Twenty five years of research and development work in 
QIS is producing dramatic new commercial opportunities domestically, 
including the first niche applications. There is also an increasing 
level of international activity and investment in the field. NIST is 
requesting this information and holding the workshop in support of the 
Interagency Working Group (IWG) on QIS of the National Science and 
Technology Council, Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Physical 
Sciences. The IWG was chartered in October 2014 to develop and 
coordinate policies, programs, and budgets for QIS research and 
development, and to further develop the scientific basis, 
infrastructure, future technical workforce, and intellectual property 
that will be required to address agency missions and secure future U.S. 
competitiveness in QIS. The IWG includes participants from the 
Departments of Commerce, Defense, and Energy; the Office of the 
Director of National Intelligence; and the National Science Foundation. 
In 2016, the IWG published an initial report identifying key challenges 
for emerging quantum industry, including: Institutional boundaries, 
education and training, technology development, and levels and 
stability of funding.

Request for Information

    NIST seeks input from stakeholders regarding opportunities for 
research and development, emerging market areas, barriers to near-term 
and future applications, and workforce needs. The objective of this RFI 
is to gather facts that will assist the IWG's formation of 
recommendations for the development and coordination of U.S. Government 
policies, programs, and budgets to advance U.S. competitiveness in QIS. 
The questions below are intended to assist in the formulation of 
comments and should not be construed as a limitation on the number of 
comments that interested persons may submit or the issues that may be 
addressed in such comments. Comments containing references, studies, 
research, and other empirical data that are not widely published should 
include copies of the referenced materials. As noted above, all 
comments will be made publicly available as submitted; therefore 
proprietary or confidential information should not be included. NIST is 
specifically interested in receiving input pertaining to one or more of 
the following questions:

(1) Identification of Opportunities

    QIS includes, for example, quantum computing and processing, 
quantum algorithms and programming languages, quantum communications, 
quantum sensors, quantum devices, single photon sources, and detectors. 
What areas of pre-competitive QIS research and development appear most 
promising? What areas should be the highest priorities for Federal 
investment? What are the emerging frontiers? What methods of monitoring 
new developments are most effective? What market areas are well-
positioned to benefit from new developments in QIS? Where will a 
technology perspective study help most? Where are roadmaps useful for 
coordination?

(2) Surmounting Challenges

    The 2016 report ``Advancing Quantum Information Science: National 
Challenges and Opportunities'' \1\ identified institutional boundaries 
and knowledge transfer challenges, as well as workforce needs across 
the emerging quantum industry. To what extent are these challenges 
addressable by the formation of consortia? May they be addressed with 
structured academic-commercial or commercial-governmental interactions? 
What potential collaborative structures might

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(3) Funding and Knowledge Considerations

    Uncertain market needs, imperfect investment levels and mechanisms, 
undeveloped technology, challenges in dissemination of information, and 
technology transfer are some of the potential barriers to adoption of 
QIS technology. What are the greatest technical and organizational 
barriers to advancing important near-term and future applications of 
QIS and what should be done to address these barriers? What methods 
might be adopted to encourage both small and large efforts to provide a 
healthy industrial base? Which areas are underfunded, inconsistently 
funded, or need better funding clarity from the government for progress 
of the industry as a whole? At what level of knowledge or development 
should intellectual property move from being freely available to 
exclusive? How can industry or government address these concerns?

Workshop

    The purpose of the workshop is to convene stakeholders in the 
development and commercialization of quantum technologies to address 
the identified key challenges via industrial, academic, and 
governmental means. Topics to be discussed include opportunities for 
research and development and means and methods of facilitating 
interaction and collaboration such as creation of consortia, providing 
support for emerging market areas, identifying barriers to near-term 
and future applications, and understanding workforce needs. Information 
gathered at this workshop will be used in the development and 
coordination of U.S. Government policies, programs, and budgets to 
advance U.S. competitiveness in QIS. Furthermore, this workshop will 
provide a discussion place for industry to consider methods of 
collaboration in a neutral setting, including the potential benefits of 
developing a technology perspective study as well as other helpful 
organizing elements, including consortia and future roadmap development 
for subfields.
    This workshop will focus on addressing the key challenges described 
above under ``Request for Information.'' It will include invited 
presentations by leading experts from academia, industry, and 
government; time for group discussion; and breakout sessions for 
discussing subfields, potential consortia frameworks, and the role of 
technology perspective studies.
    There is no cost for participating in the workshop. No proprietary 
information will be accepted, presented or discussed as part of the 
workshop, and all information accepted, presented or discussed at the 
workshop will be in the public domain.
    All workshop participants must pre-register at the following web 
address to be admitted: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/events/2017/10/quantum-industry-day. Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must 
register by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 29, 2017, in order to 
attend. Also, please note that federal agencies, including NIST, can 
only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for 
access to federal facilities if such license or identification card is 
issued by a state that is compliant with the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Pub. 
L. 109-13), or by a state that has an extension for REAL ID compliance. 
NIST currently accepts other forms of federally-issued identification 
in lieu of a state-issued driver's license. For detailed information 
please contact Kimberly Emswiler at (301) 975-4208 or visit: http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/.

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 272(b)(1), (4), (11) & 15 U.S.C. 
272(c)(12).

Kevin Kimball,
NIST Chief of Staff.
[FR Doc. 2017-19081 Filed 9-7-17; 8:45 am]
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