Defense and Security Applications of Quantum Information SPIE Applied technologies that compute, store, and distribute information based upon quantum mechanical entanglement, superposition, and interference phenomena are currently being pursued and realized in multiple parallel architectures, with high-impact assessment in the fields of cryptography, communications, computation and metrology. The SPIE Defense and Security Symposium, the largest unclassified international meeting of its kind, was held from 17-21 April, 2006.