Foreign countries aggressively trying to steal U.S. quantum computing discoveries

CNBC’s Eamon Javers reports on the U.S. drive to lead the race for quantum computing. Javers speaks with IonQ president and CEO, Peter Chapman, and University of Maryland president, Darryll Pines, about the effort. CNBC’s Kate Rooney reports on the investments made in this space

U.S. intelligence officials have issued a stark warning: America’s status as a global superpower depends on maintaining a lead in five key technologies – and America’s rivals are trying to steal every one of them.

Officials said they are concerned that foreign theft of American technologies could not only rob the United States of economic leadership in the key sectors, but could threaten the country’s ability to even remain active in the industries at all.

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