Tech-Telecom

IRS Still Plagued By Security Vulnerability

The Government Accountability Project (GAO) released a report on January 8, 2008 documenting the mediocre progress made by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) toward tightening its information security systems.  The GAO said: “The IRS is at increased risk of unauthorized access to and disclosure, modification, and destruction of financial and taxpayer information, as well as inadvertent or deliberate disruption of system operations and services.” 

CAGW Celebrates Festivus

For Immediate Release Contacts:          Leslie K. Paige  202-467-5334 
December 18, 2007 Alexa Moutevelis   202-467-5318

FCC Trying to Take Over Your TV

WHEEL OF FORTUNE! <click> It slices, it dices- <click>Tony Romo, back to pass <click>.  These are the sounds of America’s quintessential channel surfers, as they look for that perfect show to watch.  But if Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin has his way, this activity would be under stricter government control and ultimately more expensive to consumers.

CAGW Hails FCC's Caution on 70/70 Rule Regulation

For Immediate Release
November 28, 2007

Contacts: Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318

CAGW Says Government Should Leave the Telecom Industry Alone



For Immediate Release                      Contacts:    Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334
October 10, 2007                                      Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318

 


 


 


CAGW Sends Cable a la Carte Back to the Kitchen

For Immediate Release 
September 20, 2007
Contacts:Leslie K.Paige 202-467-5334
Alexa Moutevelis 202-467-5318

 

CAGW and the TaxPayers’ Alliance Condemn EU Court Ruling on Microsoft

For Immediate Release Contact: Leslie Paige (202) 467-5334
September 17, 2007 Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318

 

CAGW QUESTIONS GOOGLE’S JUDGMENT IN MICROSOFT COMPLAINT

For Immediate Release Contacts:       Leslie K. Paige: (202) 467-5334
June 11, 2007 Alexa Moutevelis: (202) 467-5318

 

Tidbits

Congressman Kanjorski (D-Pa.) joins a mushrooming list of members of Congress whose earmarking habits are getting a lot of media attention.  Over an eight-year period, Rep. Kanjorski steered $10 million in earmarked federal funding (from the Energy and Defense Departments, as well as the Economic Development Administration) to Cornerstone Technologies, LLC, which employed his four nephews and his daughter as either owners or board members.  The ostensible purpose of the grants was to do research on using high-pressure jets of water to pulverize anthracite into microscopic particles for subsequent use in vehicle parts.  Cornerstone has now declared bankruptcy, but while contracts were flowing, the company was paying hefty salaries to at least two of Kanjorski’s nephews.  Not only was Cornerstone funded with federal contracts, one of its affiliates, Pennsylvania Micronics, run by other Kanjorski relatives, also benefited from subcontracts.  A former head of Penn State’s Energy Institute is quoted in a June 3, 2007 Scranton Times-Tribune as saying “it was like the four stooges meet anthracite.”  Which reminded us of that famous Stooges exchange between Curly and Moe in the classic film “Dizzy Pilots:”  “Vice? I have no vice. I’m pure as the driven snow,” says Curly. “Yeah, but ya drifted!” says Moe...slap! 

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CAGW Names New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio September 2018 Porker of the Month

Mayor de Blasio is CAGW's Porker of the Month for signing a bill into law that would halt the ride-sharing revolution in New York City.