DOD wants concepts for protecting IT against quantum computing

FedScoop: The Pentagon’s IT communications arm is looking to commercial tech companies for information on the use of algorithms and cryptography to defend against attacks that use quantum computers.

The Defense Information Systems Agency intends to issue an other transaction agreement (OTA) award to “research, evaluate, test, and deliver a prototype utilizing cryptographic algorithms and solutions that would secure DoD IT systems against both quantum and classical computers,” according to a request for white papers it issued this month.

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