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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Domestic Manufacturing Capabilities for Critical DoD Applications: Emerging Needs in Quantum-Enabled Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25499.
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Statement of Task

DEFENSE MATERIALS, MANUFACTURING, AND INFRASTRUCTURE STANDING COMMITTEE

Within the scope of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the general purpose of the Standing Committee on Materials, Manufacturing, and Infrastructure shall be the advancement of materials science and engineering, manufacturing, and infrastructure issues in the national interest.

Many of the issues that the Department of Defense (DoD) will need to address within the next several years are systems-based complex problems. Of these problems, those that are being addressed by this committee include significant issues regarding materials, manufacturing, and infrastructural activities, related to a military focus on personnel, platforms, facilities, and the manufacturing/industrial base, with transfer of relevant technologies to the commercial sector as appropriate. These issues will be affected by understanding the interactive role of materials, manufacturing, and infrastructure, which include, but are not limited to: maintaining technological superiority; creating energy-efficient, high-performance, and sustainable platforms; ensuring a safe, healthy, and energy-efficient infrastructure; securing the safety of facilities and ports; and assessing the critical availability and timeliness of the processes that provide our defense materials, parts, and products. Informed approaches to addressing these issues, although assessed from a defense focus, will enable the nation to more effectively sustain technological leadership, as well as to maintain the safety of people within national and private facilities, enhance infrastructural well-being, and improve the health of manufacturing.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Statement of Task." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Domestic Manufacturing Capabilities for Critical DoD Applications: Emerging Needs in Quantum-Enabled Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25499.
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Recent advancements in quantum-enabled systems present a variety of new opportunities and challenges. These technologies are important developments for a variety of computing, communications, and sensing applications. However, many materials and components relevant to quantum-enabled systems exist outside of the United States, and it is important to promote the development of assured domestic sources of materials, manufacturing capabilities, and expertise.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a 2-day workshop to explore implications and concerns related to the application of quantum-enabled systems in the United States. This workshop focused on quantum-enabled computing systems, quantum communications and networks, and quantum sensing opportunities. Participants explored the path to quantum computing, communications, and networks, opportunities for collaboration, as well as key gaps, supply chain concerns, and security issues. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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