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

Letters to CongressApr 06, 2021 - 12:15pm

Risks in the Semiconductor Manufacturing and Advanced Packaging Supply Chain

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is submitting this letter in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comments regarding risks in the semiconductor manufacturing and advanced packaging supply chain.

EventMar 30, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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NOW + NEXT: North Korean Military Hackers Commit Cyberattacks

Since 2009, the Lazarus Group has conducted malicious cyber activity worldwide, impacting governments and the private sector in equal measure. In earlier attacks, the malicious actors compromised South Korean broadcasters and banks' computer networks, rendering the organizations unresponsive in a series commonly referred to as Dark Seoul.

CommentMar 22, 2021 - 2:30pm

U.S. Chamber Comments on ICTS Supply Chain IFR

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is submitting this letter in response to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (Department) request for comment on the interim final rule (IFR or Rule) to implement provisions of Executive Order 13873 (EO), Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain. Appendix

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am
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Advancing Norms of Responsible Behavior in Cyberspace

The State Department, in consultation with industry and other federal agencies, should promote a system of norms, built through international engagement and cooperation, that promotes responsible behavior in cyberspace and over time reduces cyber risk to critical infrastructure.

Letters to CongressFeb 04, 2021 - 4:15pm

Letter to Suspend the ICTS Supply Chain IFR

A letter to the Acting Secretary of the Department of Commerce urging the Department to indefinitely suspend the “Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services (ICTS) Supply Chain” interim final rule (86 FR 4909) under the review pursuant to the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review memorandum issued by White House chief of staff Ronald A.

EventJan 27, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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A to Z Information Technology Modernization Webinar

Every month, the Chamber will serve up what’s happening now and how you can plan for what’s next. Our expert panelist will explore a broad range of cybersecure technology solutions and services in this one-hour session that will enable your business to operate more efficiently and securely. Technology requirements and data security are in the top tier of concerns for business owners.

Issue BriefDec 16, 2020 - 2:45pm

Cyber Initiatives

Issue BriefDec 16, 2020 - 2:30pm

Cyber Priorities

Letters to CongressDec 03, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021

This Hill letter was sent to the conferees for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021.