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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.

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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.

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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.

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Comment

November 20, 2015

(Via email osd.dfars@mail.mil, DFARS Case 2013-D018)

Mr. Dustin Pitsch
Defense Acquisition Regulations System
OUSD(AT&L)DPAP/DARS
Room 3B941
3060 Defense Pentagon
Washington, DC 20301

Subject: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement: Network Penetration
Reporting and Contracting for Cloud Services (DFARS Case 2013-D018); Docket No.
DARS 2015–0039

Dear Mr. Pitsch:

2 months 1 hour ago
Comment

On February 9, Ann Beauchesne, Senior Vice President of National Security and Emergency Preparedness, submitted comments to the National Institute of Standards and Technology regarding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's views on the framework for improving critical infrastructure related to cybersecurity. 

2 months 3 weeks ago
Letter

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and BUSINESSEUROPE, representing the interests of millions of businesses and organizations of all sizes, sectors and regions in both the United States and the European Union, submitted these recommendations in advance of the 11th negotiating round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in order to reinforce our joint priorities for commercially meaningful customs and trade facilitation language.

6 months 1 week ago