Chamber Technology Engagement Center

C_TEC (U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center) promotes the role of technology in our economy and advocates for rational policy solutions that drive economic growth, spur innovation, and create jobs.


More about the Chamber's Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC)

C_TEC is a campaign that cuts across nearly every sector to harness all the good work and aggressive advocacy on behalf of the technology sector already underway AND provide a new platform with enhanced prominence to address the emerging tech issues that are on the horizon.

Going forward, there are four primary areas of focus for the Center:

  • Emerging Issues
  • Global Competitiveness
  • Talent
  • Capital & Governance

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseOct 14, 2021 - 6:45pm

U.S. Chamber Opposes 'Government Knows Best' Approach to Antitrust

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley issued the following statement today regarding the announcement of antitrust legislation expected to be introduced in the Senate next week:

EventOct 14, 2021 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

TecTalk with Representative Jay Obernolte (R-CA)

Join the Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) on Thursday, October 14, at 1:00 p.m. ET, for a TecTalk with Representative Jay Obernolte (CA-8) on data privacy, artificial intelligence, and more pressing tech issues.

Above the FoldOct 07, 2021 - 2:30pm
Diverse group of people wearing face masks and standing in a long line outside of a building

Americans Need 21st Century Government IT Systems

The recent TMF awards lacked any directed spending to address outdated or legacy systems within the federal government – that's a problem.

Letters to CongressSep 29, 2021 - 9:00am

Coalition Letter on Data Privacy

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on data privacy.

Above the FoldSep 17, 2021 - 9:00am
FTC building

Congress Should Write Privacy Rules, Not the FTC

This week, President Biden nominated Alvaro Bedoya, privacy activist and head of Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy and Technology, to replace outgoing Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Rohit Chopra.

Above the FoldSep 13, 2021 - 9:00am
Small businesses and technology

Tech Policies that Help Small Businesses Thrive

Operating a small business during the pandemic is undoubtedly difficult but technology is helping companies stay afloat and thrive by adopting new business models.

Above the FoldAug 12, 2021 - 10:00am
FTC building

Why the FTC is Powerless When it Comes to Competition Rulemaking

In 1914, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was created when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Trade Commission Act into law. Since its founding, the FTC has held a unique and multifaceted role in the U.S. administrative state and the economy.  

Letters to CongressJul 27, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 4609, the "NIST for the Future Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology supporting H.R. 4609, the “National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Future Act.”

ReportJul 20, 2021 - 8:30am

Investing in Trustworthy AI

A report from the Deloitte AI Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on trustworthy AI innovation and investments

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2021 - 4:15pm

Coalition Letter on the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act (NAIIA) of 2020

This Coalition letter on the the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act (NAIIA) of 2020 was sent to Members of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.