The National Quantum Coordination Office (NQCO) has adopted several policies to ensure that the website and its publications provide accurate, unbiased information to the widest possible audience. For more information or to provide feedback on a specific policy, contact General questions and comments also should be directed to


The NQCO collects no personal information about you when you visit the website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

If you are visiting our site to read pages or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

  • The Internet domain (for example, “”) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website
  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit
  • If you arrived at the gov site via a link from another website, the address of that website.

We use this information to help us make our site more useful to visitors — to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the types of technology our visitors use. We do not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

The NQCO participates in the government-wide Digital Analytics Program (DAP), which uses JavaScript-based tools provided by Google Analytics to collect the website visitor information listed above. NQCO and the Digital Analytics Program do not collect personally identifiable information. Please review Google Analytics’ Privacy Policy for additional information.

If you request information or services from the NQCO and submit personal information to facilitate response to your request, we use the information provided to respond to your message. We will not share the information you give us with another government agency unless your inquiry relates to that agency, in response to law enforcement requests, or as otherwise provided by law, nor do we share personal information with non-government organizations for commercial marketing or other purposes.

We restrict access to personally identifiable information to employees, contractors, and vendors subject to non-disclosure requirements who require access to this information in order to perform their official duties and exercise controls to limit what data they can view based on the specific needs of their position.



This website is part of a Federal computer system used to accomplish Federal functions. Software programs are used to monitor this website for security purposes to ensure that it remains available to all users and to protect information in the system. By accessing this website, you are expressly consenting to these monitoring activities.

Unauthorized attempts to defeat or circumvent security features, to use the system for other than intended purposes, to deny service to authorized users, to access, obtain, alter, damage, or destroy information, or otherwise to interfere with the system or its operation is prohibited. Evidence of such acts may be disclosed to law enforcement authorities and result in criminal prosecution under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996, codified at section 1030 of Title 18 of the United States Code, or other applicable civil or criminal laws.


The NQCO makes every effort to ensure that the information available on our website is accessible to all. If you use special adaptive equipment to access the Web and encounter problems when using our site, please let us know. Write to, and we will provide the information to you in an alternate format. It would be helpful if you can be as specific as possible when describing the problem you encountered while navigating our website, as well as details regarding the information you seek.

To learn more about the regulations governing the accessibility of Federal electronic information products, visit the Section 508 page.


Pursuant to Federal law, government-produced materials appearing on this site are not copyright protected. The NQCO policy is to use non-government produced material (graphics, text, etc.) on our website only with permission of the copyright holder. We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask users of our Web site to do the same. We may limit access to our Web site for any users who infringe any intellectual property rights of others. If you believe material to which you have rights has been improperly included, please contact the Webmaster ( and provide the URL along with any other relevant information.


Much of the text appearing on NQCO web pages was either prepared by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties and therefore not subject to copyright or was prepared under U.S. government contracts that gave NQCO the right to place the text into the public domain. The same is true of most publications available for downloading from this website. You may freely copy that material and credit the National Quantum Coordination Office with a “Source: National Quantum Coordination Office, Washington, DC, USA” acknowledgement.

If copyrighted text is included on a NQCO web page or publication, it will be specifically identified. For information about copyright holders, how they can be contacted, and what use, if any, those owners allow of their material, please provide the URL to the Webmaster identified as contact for the page on which the text or download link appears. If no contact is given, contact the NQCO Webmaster (


The NQCO website contains a variety of logos, images, and other graphics. Logos, images and graphics appearing on the NQCO website must not be used without authorization.

To request information about the use of a given logo, image, or graphic on the NQCO website, please provide the URL and file name to the NQCO Webmaster (


Other sites are free to link to any URL on the NQCO site. It is preferable to link to the material rather than duplicating it on third-party websites because some information on the NQCO website is frequently updated.

For links to or from websites created and maintained by other public or private organizations and individuals, please note that when you follow a link to an external site, you are subject to the external site’s privacy and security policies. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on an external site. Nor do we endorse external sites’ sponsors, any views they express, or any products or services they offer. 


The NQCO website does not contain commercial advertising or endorse any specific products or services. If your browser produces pop-up or pop-under advertisements, these advertisements were most likely created by other websites visited prior to arriving to the NQCO website or are produced by third-party software installed on your computer.


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