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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.

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.

Business Roundtable Comments on President’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity

Business Roundtable, representing CEOs of leading U.S. companies from every sector of the economy, today commented on President Obama’s promulgation of an Executive Order and a Presidential Policy Directive establishing a new strategic direction for the nation’s management of cybersecurity risks.

It’s Time to Act for America’s Future: 2013 CEO Growth Agenda

BRT's 2013 CEO Growth Agenda outlines a two-pronged approach for rebuilding confidence, reducing uncertainty, and unlocking business investment and job creation through the adoption of sound public policies.

A better approach toward cybersecurity

Cybersecurity should build on information sharing, avoiding a top-down, regulatory approach.

More Intelligent, More Effective Cybersecurity Protection

The CEOs of America’s leading companies today laid out a strategy to protect U.S. economic and national security from growing global cybersecurity threats.

More Intelligent, More Effective Cybersecurity Protection

To effectively address the risks presented by cybersecurity threats, BRT has developed a cross-sector approach that can mature and strengthen over time and that will also improve the nation’s ability to identify gaps and measure progress.

A thoughtful approach toward the 'capital conundrum'

As an association of CEOs of America's large companies, Business Roundtable is also keenly concerned about businesses of all sizes

Around the Olympics, U.S. companies

Catching up on ... no, taking the lead on U.S. businesses sponsoring the Olympics.

Business Roundtable Letter on The Revised Cybersecurity Act of 2012

If the nation is to persevere over our adversaries, the public and private sectors must work collaboratively to develop and implement policies that promote innovation and safeguard America from global cybersecurity risks.

Working toward effective cybersecurity

Business Roundtable's CEOs are committed to workable and effective cybersecurity solutions for both the public and private sectors.


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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