October 26, 2023
US International Traffic in Arms Regulations still are scaring away high tech Australian companies from working with the Pentagon on quantum computing. Backers of AUKUS want to streamline export controls for Australia. Yet, the Executive Branch is considering further tightening these restrictions.
Why is getting ahead on quantum computing so critical to securing the future of our national security? What might collaboration with Australia afford that might not otherwise be available? What policy changes would help facilitate such cooperation?
NPEC and Hudson’s Virtual Workshop, “Opportunities for AUKUS Quantum Computing Collaboration” was held to answer these questions. This workshop featured a presentation by Brandon Williams, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, who spoke on his own behalf.