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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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 FoldDec 02, 2019 - 9:00am
Satellite in orbit.

Commercial Space is Taking Off

Today, every company is, or very soon will be, a space company.

Above the FoldNov 13, 2019 - 9:30am
e-scooters

Rise of E-Scooters Reinforces Need for U.S. Infrastructure Investment 

E-scooters are crucial to public transit as an alternative mode of transportation. But to keep them around, we need better infrastructure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Above the FoldJul 16, 2019 - 12:30pm
Steve Nixon, president of the Small Sat Alliance, speaks at a small satellite policy roundtable at the U.S. Chamber.

U.S. Pioneers Space Innovations with Small Satellites

In order for the U.S. to remain leaders of space commerce, it has to be easier for businesses to get in the game.

Above the FoldJul 03, 2019 - 10:00am
Small Satellite

Quick Take: Your Primer on Small Satellites and Their Impact on Technology Development

Small satellites are transforming the space industry and enabling new uses of space.

Above the FoldJun 13, 2019 - 11:00am
NASA astronaut Nick Hague conducts pathogen research on the International Space Station.

International Space Station Leads the Way to Commercial Space

At the edge of the human frontier, moving at more than 17,000 miles an hour, the formation of entire new industries is underway.