NEWS | May 29, 2015

Implications of Quantum Information Processing On Military Operations

By Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Morris

This paper discusses the benefits and drawbacks of quantum computing and quantum cryptography, subsets of the field of Quantum Information Processing (QIP). This field uses quantum mechanics for information processing rather than classical mechanics and portends game-changing implications to technologies long-relied on by military organizations, including computing, communication, and cryptographic systems. Quantum information processing may provide advantageous to Army operations in two areas: massive parallel processing and secure key distribution.

 

Implications of Quantum Information Processing On Military Operations