Tech-Telecom

The Risky Business of Federal IT

Information technology (IT) has consistently been a top priority for Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) since it was founded in 1984 following the release of the Grace Commission report.  The commission found that the federal government’s computer systems were outdated and incompatible, and much more needed to be done to upgrade and improve the efficiency of federal IT.

CAGW Names Sen. Al Franken March 2017 Porker of the Month

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
March 23, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) its March 2017 Porker of the Month for his absurd defense of the bureaucratic takeover of the internet.

Time to Address FCC's Privacy Order

There is a point where over-regulation can lead to uncertainty.  Such is the case with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Privacy Order.

Reply Comments Regarding the FCC's Privacy Rules

BEFORE THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.

In the Matter of Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services

WC Docket No. 16-106

Reply Comments of 

Thomas A. Schatz
President
Citizens Against Government Waste

June 27, 2016

Supporting the Petitions for Reconsideration of the FCC's Privacy Order

BEFORE THE

FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.

 

 

In the Matter of

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Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services

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WC Docket No. 16-106

 

 

Comments of

Thomas A. Schatz

President

Citizens Against Government Waste

In Support of the Petitions for Reconsideration

CAGW Releases February 2017 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
February 24, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its February 2017 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its February edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Caution Needed When Building Digital Bridges

When one thinks about infrastructure, roads and bridges usually come to mind.  These structures not only carry physical vehicles; they also provide the capacity to run wires above ground for telecommunications systems.  These systems can also be built underground, and in the case of wireless broadband communications, ride over spectrum across the airwaves.  Many new technologies therefore run across new bridges to bring information across the country.  And when taxpayer dollars are involved, the “construction” of these services should proceed with caution.

CAGW Releases Comprehensive Waste Cutting Proposals for 115th Congress

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
February 13, 2017  

(Washington, D.C.) –  Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its Critical Waste Issues for the 115th Congress.  The report cuts through the clutter to outline important proposals for smaller and more efficient government. 

At Age 21, Telecommunications Act Needs to Grow Up

On February 8, 2017, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 turns 21 years old.  Some might say, “Oh, here is a law that has stood the test of time.”  But they would be wrong.

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CAGW Names Rep. Bennie Thompson June 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Thompson is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to create taxpayer-funded dorms for members of Congress.