Episode 163 — Realizing the Quantum Computing Edge: Key Considerations

In Episode 163 of the Aerospace Advantage, Realizing the Quantum Computing Edge: Key Considerations, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum chats with national security expert Maj Gen Cameron Holt, USAF (Ret.), founder of the Quantum Industrial Coalition Paul Stimers, and Mitchell Institute’s Heather Penney about one of the top topics in defense innovation.

​​​​​​​The imperative to develop, produce, and field quantum computing capabilities is real. While some aspects of this technology may be nearly a decade away from useful maturity, other elements are advancing at a pace to yield operationally relevant offerings in five years, or even less. These quantum developments will solve critical DoD vulnerabilities and capability gaps—things like timing, navigation, sensing, and radio frequency reception. However, successfully realizing these breakthroughs requires DoD investment and stewardship because many applications are defense specific. That sort of investment demands a strategy. This episode explores how quantum technologies can bridge from the lab to the operational battlespace.

Credits:

Host: John “Slick” Baum, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Producer: Shane Thin

Executive Producer: Douglas Birkey

Guest: Heather “Lucky” Penney, Senior Fellow, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

Guest: Maj Gen Cameron Holt, USAF (Ret.), President & Founder, Holt Consulting Group LLC

Guest: Paul Stimers, Founder, Quantum Industrial Coalition

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