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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 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.

Timeline

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

E.g., 06/28/2016
E.g., 06/28/2016
Event

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and Schaumburg Business Association will host a cybersecurity conference aimed at helping small and mid-size business owners develop, evaluate, and strengthen cybersecurity programs.

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Association of Business will host a cybersecurity conference aimed at helping small and mid-size business owners develop, evaluate, and strengthen cybersecurity programs.

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Letter

This letter regarding the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security’s hearing to examine how airports and airlines have been directly impacted by the long wait times at TSA checkpoints was sent to all Members of the Homeland Security Committee.

2 days 13 hours ago
Event

This year's summit will focus on the future of global supply chains and how business can take advantage of new opportunities. The event will highlight cutting-edge trends in global supply chain management and discuss issues impacting the free flow of goods across international borders.

1 week 2 days ago
Letter

On March 24, 2016 the Chamber, the IT Alliance for Public Sector, and the Professional Services Council sent a joint letter to the Senate Committee on Appropriations in support of the creation of a new, more flexible, funding mechanism for information technology investment and modernization as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations process.

2 months 4 days ago
Event
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with the Detroit Regional Chamber, will bring together top experts from government, law enforcement, and the private sector for a conference to help small and mid-size businesses address cybersecurity threats.

2 months 2 weeks ago