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 Outdated laws and regulations impede U.S. technological innovation and deployment.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 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.

Above the FoldMay 09, 2019 - 1:00pm
Kelvin Coleman, Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation at the Federal Aviation Administration spoke at a U.S. Chamber Procurement and Space Industry Council roundtable.

Interaction in Flight: Balancing Aviation and Commercial Launch

The collective goal must be the safe and efficient operation of platforms across all users.

Above the FoldApr 11, 2019 - 1:30pm
Space shuttle Atlantis in orbit on a mission in 2009.

Space Debris Concerns Create ‘Dust-Up’ Between the FCC and Commerce

Over the decades of human space travel, thousands of objects are now in orbit above the earth. They include working satellites and the International Space Station, but they also include old, out-of-commission satellites, used rocket components, and even a wrench and toothbrush.

Above the FoldMar 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Green combine harvesting a field.

Unlocking the Digital Potential of Rural America

Increased adoption of online services for rural businesses could create more than 360,000 jobs and grow annual revenues by more than 21%.

Above the FoldMar 21, 2019 - 2:00pm
An employee demonstrates the Samsung Galaxy 10 smartphone at the South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, TX.

Let the Private Sector and Free Market Build the Nationwide Communications Network

The private sector is leading and driving forward this new game-changing technology but regulatory proposals and red tape could interfere.

Above the FoldMar 18, 2019 - 9:00am
An artist's rendering shows the liftoff of the lift capacity configuration Space Launch System from the launchpad.

Planting Our Flag in Commercial Space

The U.S. must continue to lead, develop, and deploy space systems at increasing rates of innovation and efficiency.

Above the FoldMar 13, 2019 - 4:15pm
A combine harvests hard red winter wheat in Zurich, KS.

Unlocking the Potential of Rural America

A new report looks at the impact of technology on rural areas.

Above the FoldFeb 25, 2019 - 9:00am
An attendee inspects a P20 Pro smartphone, manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co.

Establishing Clear Rules of the Road on Data Privacy

At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we believe it is possible to both protect individual privacy and promote technological innovation.

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2019 - 3:30pm
The bright sun greets the International Space Station.

Space Policy Back on the Legislative Agenda

Despite the chasm across parties and branches of government, this is one area of shared purpose and worthy of progress.

Above the FoldOct 25, 2018 - 10:15am
A Vietnamese national flag flies over the roadside in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Vietnam’s Law on Cybersecurity: Bad on Cybersecurity, Bad for Vietnam

It will discourage investment, violate the country's trade commitments, and put its impressive economic growth at risk.