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

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.

LetterJun 13, 2018 - 10:00am

Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Bill

This letter was sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs as the Subcommittee prepares to consider the Fiscal Year 2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations bill.

Issue BriefJun 08, 2018 - 4:45pm

Action Plan on U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) Policy Executive Summary

Action Plan to Implement National Security Presidential Memorandum Regarding U.S. Conventional Arms Transfer Policy Executive Summary

Above the FoldJun 04, 2018 - 11:00am
Indian Air Force helicopters carry an Indian national flag during a flypast in Bengaluru, India.

The U.S.-India Strategic Partnership and the Sanctions Conundrum

Congress must address the threat of sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.

EventMay 22, 2018 - 8:30am to 2:00pm
6th Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

6th Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

The Chamber's annual Global Supply Chain Summit brings industry and government leaders together to address the current challenges and opportunities facing global supply chains.

ImageMay 21, 2018 - 4:30pm
Supply Chain Infographic Teaser

Supply Chain Best Practices

Developments of new technologies have revolutionized supply chains, but they have also created vulnerabilities.

LetterMay 09, 2018 - 2:00pm

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

This letter was sent to the members of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies outlining the Chamber’s priorities as the Subcommittee prepares to mark up its FY19 spending bill later today.