HomeLandPrepNews.com reported that “the House as a bipartisan, bicameral push to make federal agencies more proactive on cybersecurity protections. Much of the onus would be on the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), though, to prioritize the acquisition and migration of federal agencies’ information technology to post-quantum cryptography, as well as create guidance for other agencies to assess their critical systems.”  The December 13, 2022 report entitled “National security updates en route as Quantum Computing Cybersecurity Preparedness Act passes Congress” https://tinyurl.com/39ruad42 included these comments from Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) which was signed into law on December 23, 2022:

Quantum computing will provide for huge advances in computing power, but it will also create new cybersecurity challenges,…

 I’m pleased the Senate passed our bipartisan legislation to require the government to inventory its cryptographic systems, determine which are most at risk from quantum computing, and upgrade those systems accordingly.

We all need to stay tuned to see how the new laws are implemented!