Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Division

American business has a multifaceted stake in a strong national defense and a homeland security policy that safeguards Americans while also protecting their mobility, their freedom and their way of life. If terrorism or the threat of it chokes off our ability to move people and goods in a global economy, we will pay a tremendous price in growth and prosperity.

About the Department

The Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Division advocates on behalf of the Chamber’s members who have a direct stake in homeland and national security issues. Through its National Security Task Force (NSTF) and working groups, the department works with Congress, the administration and international governments and institutions to provide a competitive and secure global trade environment, strong private sector cyber networks and systems, and a disaster resilient business community.

National Security Task Force

The National Security Task is made up of more than 400 companies, associations, and state and local chambers of all sizes. The Task Force advocates its policy positions through outreach to Congress, regulatory filings with agencies, engagement with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other administration officials, communication with the media, and public forums with elected/appointed officials and members of the business community. The Task Force makes recommendations and offers solutions to Washington leaders on an array of homeland and national security challenges such as critical infrastructure protection and resilience, cybersecurity, supply chain, and customs and trade facilitation.

Cybersecurity Working Group

The Chamber urges policymakers to focus on improving coordination, and bridging the preparedness and response gaps that exist among businesses and federal, state, and local responders. More than 85% of critical infrastructure in the United States is owned and operated by the private sector. Cyber response capabilities are not always well coordinated due to inadequate information sharing. Public-private partnerships are vital because the “response baton” may need to be passed quickly from industry to the public sector, such as law enforcement authorities, because either the nature of a cyberattack outstrips a company’s ability to respond effectively, or it may be difficult to determine whether the attacker is a mischief-maker, an insider, or a nation-state.

Global Supply Chain Security Working Group

Supply chain, customs and trade facilitation issues are critical to the economic competitiveness of businesses. Companies rely on these global supply chains to access international consumers, source for component inputs and compete in the global marketplace. Chokepoints, such as excessive customs mandates, ineffective security mandates, inadequate infrastructure, and burdensome or redundant regulation can have the same detrimental impact on trade as tariffs. The Chamber advocates for increased efficiency and predictability in the global supply chain by promoting customs modernization, eliminating bottlenecks and inequities in the logistics infrastructure, reforming security, and removing redundant or burdensome trade regulations to facilitate the just-in-time delivery and production environment.

Recent Activity

EventApr 07, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Virtual InSTEP with Ash Carter

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a session with former Secretary of Defense and Harvard Kennedy School Director of the Belfer Center Ash Carter, moderated by Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius.

Letters to CongressApr 06, 2021 - 12:15pm

Risks in the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Advanced Packaging Supply Chain

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is submitting this letter in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comments regarding risks in the semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging supply chain.

EventMar 30, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

NOW + NEXT: North Korean Military Hackers Commit Cyberattacks

Since 2009, the Lazarus Group has conducted malicious cyber activity worldwide, impacting governments and the private sector in equal measure. In earlier attacks, the malicious actors compromised South Korean broadcasters and banks' computer networks, rendering the organizations unresponsive in a series commonly referred to as Dark Seoul.

CommentMar 22, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Comments on ICTS Supply Chain IFR

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is submitting this letter in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comment on the interim final rule (IFR or Rule) to implement provisions of Executive Order 13873 (EO), Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain. Appendix

Press ReleaseFeb 24, 2021 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Statement on Supply Chain Executive Order

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security Policy Christopher D. Roberti issued the following statement today regarding President Biden’s executive order on supply chains:

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Advancing Norms of Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace

The State Department, in consultation with industry and other federal agencies, should promote a system of norms, built through international engagement and cooperation, that promotes responsible behavior in cyberspace and over time reduces cyber risk to critical infrastructure.

EventFeb 17, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

LAUNCH | The Path to Artemis III: Future of Human Deep Space Exploration

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce will convene a policy discussion, “Path to Artemis III: Future of Human Deep Space Exploration,” focused on the role of Marshall Space Flight Center and greater Huntsville’s industrial capabilities in developing the necessary technology and hardware for sustained U.S. lunar operations. 

Letters to CongressFeb 08, 2021 - 2:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be OMB Director

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, supporting the Nomination of Neera Tanden to be Director of the Office of Management and Budget.