National Security Task Force

The National Security Task Force is responsible for developing and advancing U.S. Chamber of Commerce policy related to cybersecurity, supply chain, customs and trade facilitation, public-private partnerships, and emergency preparedness. 

Chaired by former Pennsylvania Governor and first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, the Task Force is composed of approximately 200 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 and Trade Facilitation 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.

Last year, 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.

Recent Activity

LetterJun 19, 2018 - 3:45pm

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

About the ICANN WHOIS Database 

CommentMar 13, 2018 - 11:15am

Letter on H.R. 4668, the "Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act and H.R. 3170, the "Small Business Development Center Cyber Training Act

This letter was sent to Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velazquez of the House Small Business Committee on March 13, 2018.

CommentMar 07, 2018 - 8:30pm

FBI This Week: Strengthening Partnerships with America’s Business Community

Listen to how the Office of Private Sector is strengthening the FBI's relationships with U.S. businesses to protect the nation’s economy and national security.  Audio Transcript

CommentFeb 26, 2018 - 12:30pm

Comment Letter on DHS Authorization

This letter was sent to Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Claire McCaskill of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on February 26, 2018.

CommentFeb 26, 2018 - 12:15pm

FERC Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Reliability Standards

This letter was sent to Kimberly Bose, Secretary of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on February 26, 2018.

EventJan 17, 2018 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Securing Sport Event Graphic

Securing Sport 2018: The Business of Protecting the Future of Sport

This exciting forum convened leaders and experts from the world of sport, security, technology, law enforcement, civil society and youth affairs to focus on the key issues affecting sport and which are now under a global spotlight.

CommentJan 10, 2018 - 4:30pm

H.R. 3359 Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act Comment Letter

This letter was sent to Chairman Ron Johnson and Ranking Member Claire McCaskill of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on January 10, 2018 regarding H.R. 3359, the "Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017."

Press ReleaseDec 14, 2017 - 2:00pm

U.S. Chamber Brings Small Business Cybersecurity Education Campaign to Miami

Experts Discuss Cyber Challenges for Businesses and Opportunities for Public-Private Collaboration

TestimonyOct 03, 2017 - 2:00pm

Matthew J. Eggers Testimony on Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things

Matthew J. Eggers delivered this testimony on Cybersecurity and the Internet of Things to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Information Technology Subcommittee on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

ReportSep 19, 2017 - 9:00am
Principles for IoT Security

Principles for IoT Security

This paper provides an overview of the growth and innovation in the IoT ecosystem, followed by a discussion of the challenges to securing the IoT and the significant ongoing public-private work to enhance security. It concludes with recommendations that can help policymakers and industry experts collaborate on reducing barriers to innovation and co-creating global frameworks to improve security.