President Trump has signed a $1.2 billion law to boost US quantum tech

The new National Quantum Initiative Act will give America a national master plan for advancing quantum technologies.

The US president just signed into law a bill that commits the government to providing $1.2 billion to fund activities promoting quantum information science over an initial five-year period. The new law, which was signed just as a partial US government shutdown began, will provide a significant boost to research, and to efforts to develop a future quantum workforce in the country.