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 CongressFeb 04, 2021 - 4:15pm

Letter to Suspend the ICTS Supply Chain IFR

A letter to the Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce urging the Department to indefinitely suspend the “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain” interim final rule (86 FR 4909) under the review pursuant to the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review memorandum issued by White House chief of staff Ronald A.

Letters to CongressFeb 01, 2021 - 10:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, supporting the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

EventJan 27, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

A to Z Information Technology Modernization Webinar

Every month, the Chamber will serve up what’s happening now and how you can plan for what’s next. Our expert panelist will explore a broad range of cybersecure technology solutions and services in this one-hour session that will enable your business to operate more efficiently and securely. Technology requirements and data security are in the top tier of concerns for business owners.

EventJan 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Going Green: Electrifying the Last Mile Delivery Network

U.S. businesses are increasing their investments in electric delivery vehicles due to their advantages of eliminating emissions, noise, and dependence on diesel and gasoline fuels. With a number of major U.S.

Letters to CongressJan 15, 2021 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security

This Hill Letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the nomination of Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Issue BriefDec 16, 2020 - 2:45pm

Cyber Initiatives

Issue BriefDec 16, 2020 - 2:30pm

Cyber Priorities

EventDec 09, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Reshoring, National Security, & Rare Earth Minerals

Trade tensions between the U.S. and China is putting rare earth minerals in the political spotlight. These minerals play a vital role in several industries, including consumer electronics like cell phones, green technologies such as wind turbines and electric car batteries, medical scanners, and military hardware such as F-35 jet fighters.

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This Hill letter was sent to the conferees for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.

EventDec 01, 2020 - 1:00pm to Dec 02, 2020 - 3:00pm

Space Summit | LAUNCH: Global Growth

Please join us for the 3rd annual Space Summit.