Economic security and national security go hand-in-hand. We must have one in order to protect the other. The Chamber advocates for protecting vital U.S. assets—both physical and digital—to ensure the safety and security of our citizens and to promote the free flow of commerce and information that drives our economy and enriches our society.
To learn more, visit the Chamber’s National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department.
A vibrant economy requires a safe and secure homeland. American businesses have a multifaceted stake in a strong national defense and homeland security policies that protect both our citizens and our vital assets like infrastructure, supply chains, and cyberspace. The Chamber’s National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department works with a broad coalition of private and public sector partners to find balanced risk-based solutions that strengthen security, reduce the cost of doing business, and provide regulatory certainty.
Along with the commercial benefits of a world interconnected through the web, an environment has emerged for bad actors to steal trade and business secrets, raid consumer financial information, wreak havoc on business networks, and even disrupt major utilities. These cyberattacks are on the rise and pose a real and growing threat to our national and economic security and compromise consumers’ privacy.
The Chamber is working to advance legislation to strengthen our nation’s cybersecurity while educating businesses of all sizes about threats and the steps they can take to better protect their assets and customers from cyberattacks.
Supply chain, customs, and trade facilitation issues are critical to the economic competitiveness of businesses. Companies rely on global supply chains to access international consumers, source components for manufacturing, and compete in the global marketplace. Chokepoints, such as excessive customs procedures, ineffective security mandates, inadequate infrastructure, and burdensome or redundant regulation can have the same detrimental impact on commerce as tariffs.
The Chamber advocates for increased efficiency, predictability, and value in the global supply chain by:
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Join us on Wednesday, May 17 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the Fifth Annual Global Supply Chain Summit. At this year’s summit, speakers will discuss current opportunities and obstacles impacting global supply chains.
Working together, we can make—we must make—progress in strengthening our country’s cyber networks.
This comment letter, from U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness Executive Vice President Tom Quaadman and U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President for National Security and Emergency Preparedness Ann Beauchesne, was sent to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Executive Secretary of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, regarding the proposed rulemaking on Enhanced Cyber Risk Management Standards.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign will host an event to discuss how the private sector can help combat human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue delivered his annual State of American Business address to outline the top challenges facing the business community and the Chamber’s policy priorities for 2017.
U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 11, 2017.
Consumers are expected to set a record for online shopping this holiday season. Meaning more personal data is prone to cyber attacks.
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