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Innovation and Technology Policy Center

The Innovation & Technology Policy Center (ITPC) was created to increase the prominence of issues of great significance to CAGW, many of which have been at the forefront of the organization’s work since it was established in 1984. The issues covered by the ITPC include, but are not limited to, aerospace, antitrust, biopharmaceuticals, broadband, information technology, intellectual property rights, privacy, spectrum, and telecommunications.

The ITPC reviews current laws and regulations at the federal and state levels of government since they affect the inventions and innovations of tomorrow, with a focus on ensuring that new technologies are created under light-touch regulatory regimes, rather than heavy-handed decrees.

The ITPC enables CAGW to take on special projects on issues related to its mission to reduce waste, fraud, mismanagement, and abuse in government.

The ITPC benefits from the leadership of Executive Director/CAGW Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Deborah Collier and CAGW President Tom Schatz, who have a combined 78 years of experience in many of the issues that are included in the ITPC’s mission.

The Latest from ITPC

The WasteWatcher

Data Privacy Day Is a Reminder That a National Framework is Necessary

Data Privacy Day is an opportunity for all Americans and Congress to learn more about protecting the privacy of personal data.

Deborah Collier January 24, 2023
The WasteWatcher

CAGW Responds to Sen. Thune's Broadband Questions

Letter from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) begins oversight process into broadband spending.  Here is CAGW's Response.

Deborah Collier January 13, 2023
Agency Comments

CAGW Response to Senator Thune on Broadband Funding

Broadband services should be properly implemented to prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. 

Eric Maus January 13, 2023
Op-Eds

PBMs prevent health care cost increases

Free market competition, not government interference, is the best solution to drive down prices in health care and other industries.

Christina Smith December 27, 2022
Op-Eds

Congress must follow these new year’s resolutions

With the end of 2022 in sight, it is time to look forward to 2023, when the members of the 118th Congress will be making their New Year’s resolutions.

Thomas Schatz December 27, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Biden's Killjoy Solution to Video Gaming

The FTC is continuing its new practice of interfering in the economy.

Eric Maus December 19, 2022
The WasteWatcher

CCAGW Year in Review in the States

In 2022, CCAGW helped protect taxpayers with wins on data privacy, broadband spending, drug price controls, and reducing red tape.

Ryan Lanier December 19, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Senate Hearing Must Focus on Avoiding Duplicative Middle Mile Broadband Funding

Senate hearing should focus on a review of current broadband spending programs, particularly spending for middle-mile deployments.

Deborah Collier December 12, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Progress for DOD Cloud Services

After years of wrangling, DOD announces the awardees for its multi-vendor, multi-cloud Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability contract.

Deborah Collier December 8, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The New FCC Maps Are a Critical Component to Broadband Funding

With FCC's broadband mapping process underway, patience is key to ensuring accuracy.

Deborah Collier December 5, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Antitrust Failure is a Win For Consumers

Current antitrust proposals are a radical departure from decades of antitrust law and would harm consumers. 

Eric Maus November 18, 2022
Agency Comments

CAGW Files Comments to FTC on Commercial Surveillance and Data Security

CAGW files comments with the Federal Trade Commission on an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on consumer data privacy.

Deborah Collier November 18, 2022

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