Chaired by former Acting Director and Deputy Director of the CIA and current Senior Counselor at Beacon Global Strategies, LLC, Michael Morell, the Task Force is composed of approximately over 400 companies, associations, and state and local chambers that represent a broad spectrum of the American economy.
The Task Force advances Chamber priorities on national security by engaging Capitol Hill, the administration, and international governments. Working groups within the Task Force on cybersecurity and global supply chains identify current and emerging issues, craft policies, and insistently pursue reforms through advocacy.
Information and communications technologies constantly transform commerce and create new vulnerabilities in the global economy. The Cybersecurity Working Group works to address these issues.
The Global Supply Chain Working Group, alternatively, focuses on trade, customs, security and their intersection with the global movement of goods at international borders. The group aggressively works around the globe to ensure that regulation and legislation are mindful of the economic need to facilitate trade and the free movement of goods to enhance U.S. competitiveness.
The Task Force launched its Cybersecurity Leadership Council, a group of businesses and associations that have come together to promote cybersecurity policy 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 directs Chamber advocacy and education efforts and serves as a key voice of industry for dialogue with policymakers.