16 May 2022

NSM10: The National Quantum Initiative (NQI) and the NQI Advisory Committee

We have another crucial update on what has been characterized as “the greatest cryptographic migration in history.” National Security Memorandum (NSM) 8, “Improving the Cybersecurity of National Security, Department of Defense and Intelligence Community Systems” was released in January, and was followed up by the Quantum Cybersecurity Preparedness Act.  We provided an initial analysis of NSM8, followed by a breakdown and analysis on April 29th of NSM8 and the Quantum Cybersecurity Preparedness Act. Days after our analysis in April, our core research question regarding a more formal role for the private sector in this migration was answered by the release on May 4th of National Security Memorandum (NSM) 10.

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