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

Letters to CongressOct 21, 2020 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Section 1637 of the NDAA

This Hill letter was sent on Section 1637 of H.R. 6395, which pertains to mandated cyber incident reporting, should not be included in the final National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA).

Above the FoldOct 19, 2020 - 4:00pm
Cloud Security

As the Cloud Grows, So Does the Focus on Its Security

Movement to the cloud is gathering pace. Here's what you need to know.

Above the FoldOct 07, 2020 - 9:30am
Cybersecurity regulations

Now+Next Series Looks at Potential for Cybersecurity Legislation This Fall and Beyond

Experts discuss the potential impacts of cybersecurity legislation leading up to the election.

Letters to CongressOct 02, 2020 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, on H.R. 6395 / S. 4049, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021."

CommentOct 02, 2020 - 9:45am

Comments on EU Security of Network and Information Systems

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce welcomes the opportunity to provide comments on the European Commission’s (“Commission” consultation of the revision of the Directive (EU) 2016/1148 concerning measures for a common, high-level of security of network and information systems across the Union (“NIS Directive” or “the Directive”) aimed at fulfilling the Commission’s

Letters to CongressSep 29, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Printed Circuit Boards in the FY21 NDAA

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services, on a provision related to printed circuit boards (PCBs) in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

EventSep 21, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Cyber Series

Virtual Cyber Series: Ann Arbor

Join us at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Cyber Series: Ann Arbor, a virtual program for entrepreneurs, business owners, and forward thinkers. The webinar will take place on September 21 from 2 PM to 4 PM EDT via the Microsoft Teams Live Events platform. This event is part of the U.S.

CommentAug 24, 2020 - 3:45pm

Bulk Power System EO RFI (DOE-HQ-2020-0028)

Dear Deputy Assistant Secretary Kosak:

CommentAug 19, 2020 - 1:30pm

NTIA Comments on National Strategy to Secure 5G

On behalf of the U.S.