December 5, 2022
OMB memo offers guidance to agencies on planning for post-quantum cryptography
The Office of Management and Budget is providing direction to departments and agencies on steps they need to take in preparation for the transition to “post-quantum cryptography,” including a prioritized inventory of cryptographic systems, as required under President Biden’s National Security Memorandum-10 on quantum computing.
“As outlined in NSM-10, the threat posed by the prospect of a cryptanalytically relevant quantum computer (CRQC) requires that agencies prepare now to implement post-quantum cryptography (PQC). Once operational, a CRQC is expected to...