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National Security Task Force

The National Security Task Force is responsible for the development and advancement of Chamber policy related to homeland security and national security.  Chaired by Governor Tom Ridge (the first Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security) the Task Force is comprised of over 170 companies, associations, and state and local chambers, represents a broad spectrum of the American economy the Task Force engages Capitol Hill, the administration and international governments to advance priorities related to cyber security, supply chain, customs and trade facilitation, public private partnerships and emergency preparedness.

The Task Force’s working groups on Cyber Security and Global Supply Chain Security identify current and emerging issues, craft policies and aggressively pursue reforms through advocacy.  Among the top priorities include: promoting effective supply chain, customs and trade facilitation policies that support the free movement of goods in the global supply chain to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and engaging policymakers to focus on collaboration, flexibility, and cost reduction as both industry and the administration work to develop a cybersecurity framework.



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E.g., 09/02/2015
E.g., 09/02/2015

The Chamber focuses on future areas of work related to the cybersecurity framework, botnet and malware mitigation, and the domain name system. Individual organizations are better equipped to provide detailed responses to questions under the notice's three main areas--network and infrastructure security, Web security and consumer trust, and business processes and enabling markets.

3 months 5 days ago

Chamber decries heavy cuts to NIST. A letter Tuesday from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce underlined NIST's "subtle but vital role in the development of American science and technology, including cybersecurity," and urged the committee to reconsider the cuts. "The Chamber is concerned that dramatically reducing NIST's budget could pull the rug from under the agency and industry on cybersecurity," writes Executive VP R Bruce Josten.

3 months 2 weeks ago
Above the Fold
Illustration of John Dillinger in a laptop related to cybersecurity.

Today's criminals are the equivalent of John Dillinger with a laptop, according to FBI Director James Comey. And he's right. Cybercrime cost the economy $782 million in 2013--a massive jump from $17.8 million in 2001, according to a recent study.

10 months 1 week ago
Above the Fold

In the era of Edward Snowden and NSA privacy issues, businesses and consumers are focusing more and more on cybersecurity and online protection of property - specifically intellectual property (IP).

1 year 2 months ago

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