DocumentRelease Date: 2014-01-02 Document Date: 2011-09-21
This NSA classification guide dated 21 September 2011 describes the objectives of the agency’s quantum computing research efforts: see the Washington Post article NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types of encryption, 2 January 2014.
TOP SECRET//SI//REL TO USA, AUS, CAN, GBR, NZL NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY CENTRAL SECURITY SERVICE (U) CLASSIFICATION GUIDE FOR NSA/CSS QUANTUM COMPUTING RESEARCH 10-25 Effective Date:...
DocumentRelease Date: 2014-01-02
This excerpt from the Black Budget explains how quantum computing development efforts fit in with NSA projects that aim to break strong encryption (Penetrating Hard Targets) and facilitate offensive operations to compromise target networks (Owning The Net or OTN): see the Washington Post article NSA seeks to build quantum computer that could crack most types […]
Excerpts from the "black budget," Volume 2, "Combined Cryptologic Program": (U) RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY (U) PENETRATING HARD TARGETS (U) Project Description (S//SI//REL TO USA, FVEY) The...