Senator Charles Schumer says following a years-long push, the Air Force Research Lab in Rome will be the Department of Defense’s leading representative on the Quantum Economic Development Consortium.

The QED-C was created by the National Quantum Initiative Act, which was signed into law in 2018.

QED-C has just under 100 member organizations, spanning from large corporate entities to schools and academic institutions to start-up companies.

Their goal is to combine public and private expertise to advance the quantum computing industry in the U.S.

Schumer says Rome Lab's research capabilities and expertise will play a critical role in developing future innovation in the emerging field.

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