Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
American strength in information and technology is both a significant competitive advantage and a platform for expansive economic growth and opportunity. Business Roundtable supports policies that will leverage America’s strengths while safeguarding U.S. information and technology assets in a complex global environment. Challenges include policies that enable more intelligent and effective cybersecurity protection, global information technology (IT) policies that maximize the value of information in an interconnected world, and IT trends and their impacts on economic growth and business innovation.
Recent Activities in Technology, Internet & Innovation
On behalf of the CEO members of Business Roundtable, I am writing to express our support for the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act of 2017 (S. 990) and request that you include the MGT Act as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018 (S. 1519).
Business Roundtable today announced that Denise Zheng, a recognized expert in technology policy, has joined the CEO-member association as Vice President. Zheng will oversee the Technology, Internet and Innovation Committee. Zheng comes to Business Roundtable from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where, as a Senior Fellow and Director of the Technology Policy Program, she focused on cyber and emerging technology issues.
Business Roundtable supports a light-touch regulatory framework for broadband Internet access (“broadband”) service, as the FCC revisits its 2015 order to classify broadband service.
We believe that the MGT Act promotes sound policies that advance public and private sector priorities. By investing in innovative technologies and strengthening federal cybersecurity, the federal government can ensure its delivery of enhanced essential services.
We believe that NIST’s leadership in developing the voluntary and risk-based framework has improved our nation’s cybersecurity posture. Unlike prescriptive, one-size-fits-all regulations, the Framework provides the management of all sizes of organizations with a flexible approach to evaluate their cybersecurity posture as threats and vulnerabilities evolve.