☷Executive Order on Enhancing the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee
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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America , including section 104 ( a ) of the National Quantum Initiative Act ( Public Law 115 - 368 ) ( NQI Act ) , and section 301 of title 3 , United States Code , and in order to ensure continued American leadership in quantum information science and its technology applications , it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1 . Purpose . Quantum information science ( QIS ) can enable transformative advances in knowledge and technology for industry , academia , and government . Accordingly , the National Quantum Initiative ( NQI ) , which aims to ensure the continued leadership of the United States in QIS and its technology applications , is a substantial and sustained national priority . The NQI Program , established pursuant to section 101 of the NQI Act , encompasses contributions from across the Federal Government , as exemplified by the QIS research , development , demonstration , and training activities pursued by executive departments and agencies ( agencies ) with membership on either the National Science and Technology Council ( NSTC ) Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science ( SCQIS ) or the NSTC Subcommittee on Economic and Security Implications of Quantum Science ( ESIX ) . Sec . 2 . Establishment . ( a ) To ensure that the NQI Program and the Nation are informed by evidence , data , and perspectives from a diverse group of experts and stakeholders , the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee ( Committee ) is hereby established . Consistent with the NQI Act , the Committee shall advise the President , the SCQIS , and the ESIX on the NQI Program . ( b ) The Committee shall consist of the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy ( Director ) or the Director’s designee and not more than 26 members , appointed by the President , who are United States citizens representative of industry , universities , and Federal laboratories , and who are qualified to provide advice and information on QIS and technology research , development , demonstrations , standards , education , technology transfer , commercial application , or national security and economic concerns . ( c ) The Committee shall have two Co - Chairs . The Director or the Director’s designee shall serve as one Co - Chair of the Committee . The President shall designate another Co - Chair from among the appointed members to serve as Co - Chair with the Director . Sec . 3 . Functions . ( a ) The Committee shall advise the President and the SCQIS and the ESIX ( Subcommittees ) and make recommendations for the President to consider when reviewing and revising the NQI Program . The Committee shall also carry out all responsibilities set forth in section 104 of the NQI Act . ( b ) The Committee shall meet at least twice a year and shall: ( i ) respond to requests from the President or the Co - Chairs of the Committee for information , analysis , evaluation , or advice relating to QIS and its technology applications; ( ii ) solicit information and ideas from a broad range of stakeholders on QIS , including the research community , the private sector , academia , national laboratories , agencies , State and local governments , foundations , and nonprofit organizations; ( iii ) review the national strategy for QIS; and ( iv ) respond to requests from the Subcommittees . Sec . 4 . Administration . ( a ) The heads of agencies shall , to the extent permitted by law , provide the Committee with information concerning QIS and its technology applications when requested by a Committee Co - Chair . ( b ) The Co - Chairs of the Committee may establish standing subcommittees and ad hoc groups , including technical advisory groups , to assist and provide information to the Committee . ( c ) The Director may request that members of the Committee , standing subcommittees , or ad hoc groups who do not hold a current clearance for access to classified information receive appropriate clearances and access determinations pursuant to Executive Order 13526 of December 29 , 2009 ( Classified National Security Information ) , as amended , or any successor order . ( d ) The National Quantum Coordination Office shall provide technical and administrative support to the Committee , pursuant to section 102 ( b ) of the NQI Act . ( e ) Committee members shall serve without any compensation for their work on the Committee , but may receive travel expenses , including per diem in lieu of subsistence , as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the Government service ( 5 U . S . C . 5701 - 5707 ) . Sec . 5 . Revocation . Executive Order 13885 of August 30 , 2019 ( Establishing the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee ) , is hereby revoked . Sec . 6 . General Provisions . ( a ) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act , as amended ( 5 U . S . C . App . ) ( FACA ) , may apply to the Committee , any functions of the President under the FACA , except for those in section 6 of the FACA , shall be performed by the Secretary of Energy , in consultation with the Director , in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services . ( b ) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: ( i ) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency , or the head thereof; or ( ii ) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary , administrative , or legislative proposals . ( c ) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations . ( d ) This order is not intended to , and does not , create any right or benefit , substantive or procedural , enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States , its departments , agencies , or entities , its officers , employees , or agents , or any other person . JOSEPH R . BIDEN JR . THE WHITE HOUSE , May 4 , 2022 .
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