Classification Guide for NSA/CSS Quantum Computing Research

Title

Classification Guide for NSA/CSS Quantum Computing Research

Subject

Information Assurance

Description

This document is a classification guide for the NSA's quantum computing research program. The guide outlines the security levels of the specific aspects of the program, from an unclassified level that acknowledges the fact that the NSA conducts quantum research and discusses QC theory with external researchers, to the Top Secret level detailing the specifics of the NSA's research towards building a "cryptoanalytic-scale quantum computer." The guide also gives details on the projects partnerships with second-parties, as well as references to information assurance vulnerabilites and weaknesses. There are definitions of terms at the end of the document.

Creator

National Security Agency

Publisher

The Washington Post

Relation

Snowden

Language

en

Date:Created

2011-09-21

Source:Classification

Top Secret

Source:Redactions

Original classification authority removed

Report:Creator

Steven Rich

NumPages

10

CreatorOffice

NSA

Date:Leaked

2014-01-02

Distribution

5VEY

Collection

Citation

National Security Agency, “Classification Guide for NSA/CSS Quantum Computing Research,” Snowden Archive, accessed June 30, 2022, https://grid.glendon.yorku.ca/items/show/200.

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