Technology

Technology-based industries and businesses create tremendous growth and opportunity in the U.S. economy and are essential to competing in an interconnected world. Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.

Projects and Programs

Priorities

  • Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS):
    • Advocate for light touch policy approaches for AVs and UAS, oppose federal and state legislation that would stifle technology development and potentially harm the safety around these technologies, and support bills that would incentivize innovation.
    • Support the SELF DRIVE Act (H.R. 3388) and AV START Act (S. 1885), the first major congressional action on vehicle automation technology that clarifies federal and state roles in the regulation of AVs.
  • Promote an open environment that allows research and development and creation of responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.
  • Advocate for the extension of the Department of Transportation’s successful Smart Cities Challenge Program, which helps cities, counties and communities identify smart technologies that can help address transportation challenges.
  • Evaluate the opportunities technology provides for the changing workforce.
  • Promote for policies that leverage the infrastructure of the New Economy to support individuals.
  • Support the Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom rulemaking, and pursue net neutrality legislation guaranteeing a free and open internet without treating broadband like a public utility.
  • Advance public-private partnerships to spur broadband deployment and adoption in the U.S., particularly with regard to Americans in rural and tribal communities.
  • Remove barriers to expanding broadband infrastructure, including cell towers, small cells, and antennas.
  • Support policies that provide adequate spectrum for industries such as broadband, 5G technologies, broadcast, and satellite while maximizing its use for other sectors of the connected economy.

Recent Activity

Above the FoldAug 15, 2019 - 10:45am
Risk Management

A Hidden Cybersecurity Risk: Third-Party Relationships

Many companies are overlooking a crucial compontent in their cybersecurity strategies: third-party risk management.

Press ReleaseAug 02, 2019 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber Releases Automated Vehicle Policy Principles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) today released Automated Vehicle (AV) policy principles, which prioritize safety while ensuring that the United States remains a global leader in automated vehicle innovation.

Issue BriefAug 02, 2019 - 5:00am

C_TEC's Automated Vehicle Policy Principles

Automated Driving Systems (ADS) and ADS-equipped vehicles, colloquially known as autonomous vehicles, have the vast potential to increase road safety, enhance mobility for the elderly and people with disabilities, and improve transportation efficiency across the nation.

Above the FoldJul 31, 2019 - 11:45am
TV; Cell phone

FCC Removes Red Tape on Broadband Permitting, Lowering Costs for Businesses, Consumers

The FCC is changing the way localities charge cable operators for providing internet service, a move benefiting businesses and consumers.

Above the FoldJul 29, 2019 - 9:00am
Rep. McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) discusses the need for a national data privacy standard at the U.S. Chamber.

‘A Patchwork is Not Acceptable’: Making the Case for a National Privacy Law

A national data privacy standard would continue innovation to flourish, keeping the United States a technology leader.

Press ReleaseJul 26, 2019 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber's C_TEC Announces A.I. Working Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) announced today the formation of its Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) Working Group, issuing the following statement by C_TEC's Senior Vice President Tim Day:

Above the FoldJul 25, 2019 - 9:30am
Carleigh Berryman, founder of Viva Vita

Young Entrepreneur Series: Graduate Utilizes Power of Virtual Reality to Help Senior Citizens

Carleigh Berryman's company Viva Vita, works to improve the well-being of senior citizens through virtual reality technology.

EventJul 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Seattle TecNation Event Key Graphic

TecNation: Seattle

Join C_TEC for an event focused on the transformative nature of technology and how it affects rural America.

Above the FoldJul 22, 2019 - 9:00am
Computer code on a computer screen.

We Need Federal Data Privacy Legislation

If we fail to act on a national level, a flurry of conflicting state regulations will fill the void.

Press ReleaseJul 18, 2019 - 5:00pm

Intel's Marjorie Dickman to join C_TEC's Advisory Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC ) is pleased to announce that Marjorie J. Dickman, global director and associate general counsel, Intel will join its Advisory Board effective immediately.