National and Cyber Security

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 promote the free flow of commerce and information that drives our economy and enriches our society.

Projects and Programs

 

Priorities for 2018

  • Make practical updates to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (version 1.1), while ensuring that the standards remain voluntary and enjoy broad support from the business community.
  • Clarify federal and industry roles and responsibilities in protecting from, responding to, investigating, and prosecuting cybercrime. Ensure that the departments and agencies tasked with these responsibilities have the resources and the interagency coordination they need to excel.
  • Work with Congress and the Department of Homeland Security to expand the SAFETY Act, which provides liability protections for qualified anti-terrorism technologies, to cover products and services used to prevent or counter significant cyber incidents.
  • Advocate that the final text of the European Commission’s expected Cybersecurity Strategy update, which will call for minimum cybersecurity standards, certification requirements, and trust labels for all IoT devices, include:
    • Use of the NIST Framework,
    • Mechanisms to grow the cyber threat information sharing ecosystem,
    • And promotion of principles for IoT security.

Recent Activity

ArticleJul 19, 2018 - 9:15am

FIRRMA and Export Control Discussion

DAEC hosted a successful discussion on FIRRMA and Export Controls with Advisory Board Member, Hon. Kevin Wolf.

ArticleJul 19, 2018 - 9:15am

DAEC Supports the CAT Policy Implementation Plan

DAEC welcomes the State Department’s announcement regarding the approved implementation plan for the CAT Policy.

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 4:45pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security ahead of the Subcommittee’s markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill tomorrow morning.

EventJul 18, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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FIRRMA and Export Control Discussion (Invitation Only)

The Chamber's Defense and Aerospace Council, China Center and GRC are hosting a closed-door discussion on anticipated FIRRMA implementation with an eye toward its impact on export controls.

LetterJul 18, 2018 - 9:00am

Key Vote Alert! - H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Chamber’s recommendations for H.R. 6147, Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

LetterJun 26, 2018 - 4:30pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - The Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in support of reauthorizing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.

LetterJun 20, 2018 - 2:15pm

FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup tomorrow of the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations bill.

In the NewsJun 20, 2018 - 11:45am

US Chamber of Commerce wants Trump to put America’s defense industry first

From Defense News: "America’s biggest business lobby wants the Trump administration put the American defense industry first and require the Pentagon to explain the impact on domestic jobs and national security each time it denies a foreign request to buy U.S. weapons."

LetterJun 19, 2018 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ICANN WHOIS Database and GDPR

About the ICANN WHOIS Database 

LetterJun 13, 2018 - 4:30pm

Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee ahead of their markup of the Fiscal Year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.