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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

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.

About BRT

As business leaders representing every sector of the economy, Business Roundtable members understand the value of information technology as platforms for expansive economic growth and opportunity. We are committed to policies that will maximize and safeguard U.S. information and technology assets in a complex global environment.

Administration Hits the Mark with Policy Statement on Cybersecurity

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice brought its cybersecurity rules into the 21st Century this week when they issued a policy statement assuring companies that share information between themselves about cyber threats will not face consequences under anti-trust laws.

From a joint news release:

Business Roundtable Applauds Administration Action to Promote More Robust Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing

Business Roundtable, representing CEOs of leading U.S. companies from every sector of the economy, today commended the White House, Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for releasing a joint DOJ-FTC policy statement clarifying that antitrust concerns do not arise when competitors share legitimate cybersecurity information.

Daniel J. McCarthy

Daniel J. McCarthy was elected to the Frontier Board of Directors in May 2014. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Communications in April 2015. Mr. McCarthy was President and Chief Operating Officer of Frontier from April 2012 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from January 2006 to April 2012.

Cybersecurity

Business Roundtable members are advancing cybersecurity protection top-down in the private sector by creating and resourcing corporate programs to manage cybersecurity risks. They believe Congress and executive branch departments and agencies should deploy smart cybersecurity policies that facilitate new levels of domestic and international collaboration to combat escalating threats – beginning with increased information sharing with the private sector. To ensure the success of meaningful public-private information sharing, Business Roundtable supports legislation to create the requisite legal and privacy protections. The Roundtable also urges Congress to exercise care in mandating cybersecurity standards. Congress should monitor the development of cybersecurity standards by executive branch agencies before acting in this area. Read More

Global IT Policy

Recent actions by major countries have the effect of fragmenting the Internet, including the flow of data across national borders (e.g., mandated in-country server location). In a global economy, we believe that such barriers needlessly hamper the creation of innovative products and services, adoption of information-based business models and use of scalable global business operations. Business Roundtable promotes globally consistent information technology policies that ensure market-friendly conditions for cross-border information management. Read More

IT Trends and Impact

While the United States has always been a world leader in technology, public policies have often not kept pace with the rapidly evolving marketplace. For U.S. companies to grow and prosper over the next decade and beyond, Business Roundtable members support U.S. efforts to create a globally competitive policy framework that fosters innovation and facilitates the productive and secure use of information technology. Read More

Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga is president and chief executive officer of MasterCard and a member of its board of directors.
 

North American Letter on Strengthening Economic Competitiveness

The Business Roundtable, the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, and the Consejo Mexicano de Hombres de Negocios have a long history of working together to strengthen North American economic ties.

Bottom Line: Catalyst for Growth: America’s Hybrid Infrastructure

Business Roundtable today unveiled a new report, titled Catalyst for Growth: America’s Hybrid Infrastructure, that urges America’s public and private sector leaders to keep up with today’s advancing technology by facilitating the deployment of hybrid infrastructure – the integration of physical infrastructure and digital technology.

‘Hybrid Infrastructure’ Is Catalyst for Growth, Say America’s Business Leaders

Business Roundtable today released its new report, Catalyst for Growth: America’s Hybrid Infrastructure, which details how the integration of physical infrastructure and information technology is creating a new platform for sustained economic growth and job creation. The report provides recommendations for adapting government policies to the reality and promise of 21st century hybrid infrastructure, which includes, for example, cloud computing systems, smart electric grids, mobile payment systems and America’s forthcoming Next Generation Air Transportation System.

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Committee Priorities

Business Roundtable members are advancing cybersecurity protection top-down in the private sector by creating and resourcing corporate programs to manage cybersecurity risks. They believe Congress and executive branch departments and agencies should deploy smart cybersecurity policies that facilitate new levels of domestic and international collaboration to combat escalating threats – beginning with increased information sharing with the private sector. To ensure the success of meaningful public-private information sharing, Business Roundtable supports legislation to create the requisite legal and privacy protections. The Roundtable also urges Congress to exercise care in mandating cybersecurity standards. Congress should monitor the development of cybersecurity standards by executive branch agencies before acting in this area.

Read More

Recent actions by major countries have the effect of fragmenting the Internet, including the flow of data across national borders (e.g., mandated in-country server location). In a global economy, we believe that such barriers needlessly hamper the creation of innovative products and services, adoption of information-based business models and use of scalable global business operations. Business Roundtable promotes globally consistent information technology policies that ensure market-friendly conditions for cross-border information management.

Read More

While the United States has always been a world leader in technology, public policies have often not kept pace with the rapidly evolving marketplace. For U.S. companies to grow and prosper over the next decade and beyond, Business Roundtable members support U.S. efforts to create a globally competitive policy framework that fosters innovation and facilitates the productive and secure use of information technology.

Read More