Cyber, Intelligence, and Supply Chain Security

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 Supply Chain 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

CommentAug 31, 2021 - 10:00am

Chamber Response to Australia's Consultation Paper on Strengthening Australia’s Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives

The Chamber submitted comments to the Australia's Department of Home Affairs Consultation Paper on Strengthening Australia’s Cyber Security Regulations and Incentives.

Letters to CongressJul 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Chris Magnus to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Finance supporting the consideration and report of the nomination of Chris Magnus to be commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Letters to CongressJul 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Homeland Security Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations legislation.

EventJun 29, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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NOW + NEXT: Cyber Essentials Webinar

Businesses need a cybersecurity strategy to protect both organizational infrastructure and customer data from growing cybersecurity threats, and business leaders play a critical role in ensuring that their businesses remain secure.

Letters to CongressJun 29, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, ahead of the committee's markup of the Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill,

Letters to CongressJun 09, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Jen Easterly to be CISA Director

This Hill letter was sent to the members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the nomination of Jen Easterly to be Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

Letters to CongressJun 08, 2021 - 1:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Chris Inglis to be National Cyber Director

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, on the nomination of Chris Inglis to be National Cyber Director.

Press ReleaseJun 08, 2021 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber Commends Deliberative, Evidence-Based Approach to Supply Chain Review, Encourages Continued Collaboration with Business Community

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley released the following statement today welcoming the administration’s 100-day review issued under its Executive Order on America’s Supply Chains:

CommentJun 07, 2021 - 5:15pm

U.S. Chamber Comments on DOE's Request for Information on "Ensuring the Continued Security of the United States Critical Electric Infrastructure"

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”) appreciates the opportunity to submit these comments in response to the Request for Information (“RFI”) issued on April 20, 2021, by the Office of Electricity, Department of Energy (“DOE”).

Letters to CongressJun 03, 2021 - 5:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce NIS 2.0 Comments

Mr. Roberto ViolaDirector GeneralCommunications Networks, Content and TechnologyEuropean Commission1049 Bruxelles/BrusselBelgium