National Security Task Force

The National Security Task Force (Task Force) focuses on cybersecurity, supply chain and supply chain security, customs and trade facilitation, public-private partnerships, and emergency preparedness.

The National Security Task Force (Task Force) focuses on cybersecurity, supply chain and supply chain security, customs and trade facilitation, public-private partnerships, and emergency preparedness. The Task Force is composed of companies, associations, and state and local chambers that represent a broad spectrum of the American economy.

Information and communications technologies constantly transform commerce and create new vulnerabilities in the global economy. The Cybersecurity Working Group works to address these issues. 

Working groups within the Task Force on cybersecurity and global supply chains identify current and emerging issues and consider effective policies, and potential reforms.

Separately, the Supply Chain Working Group focuses on trade, customs, security, transportation and their intersection with the global movement of goods at international borders. The group specifically addresses regulation and legislation reflecting the economic needs of facilitating trade and the free movement of goods to enhance U.S. competitiveness. The Cybersecurity Working Group and the Supply Chain Working Group also work together to study the impact and challenges of cyber issues on global supply chains.  

The Task Force launched its Cybersecurity Leadership Council, a group of businesses and associations that have come together to promote cybersecurity policies and to promote the adoption of best practices and market-based solutions. By creating a forum for businesses to have an open dialogue about what is effective, missing, or needed regarding cybersecurity policy or practices, the Council helps to inform the Chamber’s role as a key voice of industry for dialogue with policymakers.

Recent Activity

CommentAug 24, 2020 - 3:45pm

Bulk Power System EO RFI (DOE-HQ-2020-0028)

Dear Deputy Assistant Secretary Kosak:

CommentAug 19, 2020 - 1:30pm

NTIA Comments on National Strategy to Secure 5G

On behalf of the U.S.

Letters to CongressApr 09, 2020 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Letter to Law Enforcement Associations Urging a Uniform Standard for Essential Workers

Chief Steven CasstevensPresidentInternational Association of Chiefs of Police44 Canal Center Plaza #200Alexandria, VA 22314 The Honorable Tim FoxPresidentNational Association of Attorneys General1850 M Street NW, 12th floorWashington, DC 20036

EventMar 17, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission Forum

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission was established in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 to "develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace against cyber attacks of significant consequences." The finished report will be presented to the public on March 11, 2020.

CommentJan 10, 2020 - 3:45pm

Multi Association Letter - ICTS Supply Chain Proposed Rule

The undersigned associations respectfully submit this letter on behalf of our member companies regarding the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (“Department” or “Commerce”) proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13873, Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (“ICTS”) Supply Chain (“proposed rule” or “proposal”). As written, the proposed rule would provide the U.S. government with the authority to intervene in, block, and unwind certain ICTS transactions on national security grounds. As longtime partners in the U.S. government’s efforts to provide national security while strengthening our economy and technology leadership, we welcome the opportunity to share an overview of our members’ views on the proposed rule. We look forward to working with the Department to shape a rule that both addresses national security risk while simultaneously supporting U.S. innovation and promoting the growth of the U.S. economy.

CommentJan 10, 2020 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce ICTS Supply Chain Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) respectfully submits the following comments in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comment on the proposed rule to implement Executive Order 13873 (EO), Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain (rulemaking or proposal). This proposal would provide the U.S. government with the authority to intervene in, block, and unwind certain information and communications technology and service (ICTS) transactions on national security grounds.