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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.

‘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.

‘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.

Catalyst for Growth: America’s Hybrid Infrastructure

The CEOs of the Business Roundtable believe that building out hybrid infrastructures offers the nation an opportunity to spur long-term economic growth and generate substantial societal benefits, including the creation of new, innovative businesses; new public and private-sector services; new jobs; and improved quality of life.

House-Passed Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Bill Advances More Intelligent, Effective Cybersecurity

Business Roundtable President John Engler today praised the U.S. House of Representatives, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI), Ranking Member Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) and members of the Committee for passing H.R. 624, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

Cybersecurity: How CEOs Are Planning to Fight Back

Cybersecurity threats are nothing new to the 200 CEOs who comprise Business Roundtable.

A round-up of cybersecurity news

It's been a big week in the world of cybersecurity with a new presidential executive order and BRT testimony before the House intelligence committee.

Bottom Line: Business Roundtable Endorses Bipartisan Cybersecurity Legislation

In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in a hearing on “Advanced Cyber Threats Facing Our Nation,” Business Roundtable President John Engler said:

Letter to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in Support of CISPA

We are writing to express our support for the reintroduction of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). We believe that CISPA provides a strong starting point for Congress to initiate debate on information sharing legislation this year.

Business Roundtable Endorses Bipartisan Cybersecurity Legislation

Washington – In testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, in a hearing on “Advanced Cyber Threats Facing Our Nation,” Business Roundtable President John Engler endorsed the “Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act.” Engler told Congress:

Advanced Cyber Threats Facing Our Nation

Chairman Rogers, I commend you, Ranking Member Ruppersberger, and the distinguished members of this Committee for your continued focus on our nation’s cybersecurity preparedness. We applaud you for reintroducing the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), which the Business Roundtable supported last year. We highly encourage you to continue to work with your counterparts in the Senate, as well as with the Administration, to ensure this important legislation contains appropriate legal and privacy protections that will pass both chambers of Congress expeditiously and be signed by the President.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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