Articles by Ann Beauchesne

The Administration’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity: An Opportunity to Choose Collaboration over Regulation

The business community is eager to work with Washington on advancing efforts to thwart economic espionage, cybercrime, and other illicit activities.


Is the Administration Saying One Thing And Doing Another on Cybersecurity?

Despite rhetoric, administration will not consider cybersecurity does not support the


Keep Your Business Safe Online


9/11 Anniversary — Looking Back, Looking Forward

Today, ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the September, 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, I joined Governor Tom Ridge, chairman of the Chamber’s National Security Task Force, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, to reflect on the many security advancements our country has made since th


Steps for a 21st Century U.S.-Mexico Border

The United States and Mexico share a border of nearly 2,000 miles, a cultural heritage, and a desire to grow both our economies through cooperation and hard work. The two nations also share an obligation to address a series of complex border issues. While immigration and drug-related violence re


Empowering Small Businesses Against Cybercrime

This morning beginning at 10:30 AM, I will be joining Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski and leading industry executives and government experts in cybersecurity and IT to discuss ways that our nation’s small business can better protect themselves from online threats to t


How Do You Protect $10 Trillion?

Today the Chamber hosted the rollout of the administration’s cyber report, formally called the “National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace” (NSTIC).  A cross-section of officials – including Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Jane Lute, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Commerce Secretary Gary


A Strategy to Protect You While You Read This Blog Post

Tomorrow, the White House and the U.S. Chamber will team up to release the Administration’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).  Both Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard A. Schmidt will be here at the Chamber to outline the ne


Hurricane Season: More Than A Coastal Threat

Hurricane season is once again upon us. Forecasters are predicting that the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season has the possibility of being one of the worst seasons in history. Current meteorological conditions this year mirror 2005 which was a record-breaking year that spawned 27 named storms, includi


H1N1 - Are We Ready?

On CNBC Al Martinez-Fonts, a fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, discusses whether corporate America is ready for the second wave of H1N1. Don't panic but do prepare yourself and your business with "It's Not Flu as Usual," a preparedness guide written for businesses of all sizes.