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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

Passage of the IRA Means the Taxman Cometh

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will add 87,000 new IRS employees at a cost of $80 billion in potentially wasteful spending.

Deborah Collier August 11, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Spectrum Coordination Needs to Expand Across More Federal Agencies

The FCC and NTIA announced signing an MOU on spectrum allocation coordination. Other federal agencies should join this effort.

Deborah Collier August 4, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The Inflation Reduction Act Is a Fiscal Disaster

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will raise taxes, increase spending, and prolong both inflation and the recession.

Thomas Schatz August 2, 2022
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Announces New Innovation and Technology Policy Center

The ITPC will build on and amplify CAGW’s decades of leadership in telecommunications and technology policy.

Alexandra Abrams August 1, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Regulation of the Internet Is Unnecessary and Will Drive Up Costs

If the Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act is passed, closing the digital divide will become more expensive and difficult.

Deborah Collier July 29, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Federal Funding for Broadband Should Be Vendor and Technology Neutral

When planning infrastructure spending on broadband deployment, rules should be technology and vendor neutral.

Deborah Collier July 18, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The Senate Must Reject Price Controls on Pharmaceuticals

Senators should reject price controls on pharmaceuticals; they will not lower prices and lead to fewer future cures.

Thomas Schatz July 7, 2022
Agency Comments

CAGW Signs Letter on Pole Attachments

VIA ECFS Ms. Marlene H. Dortch Secretary Federal Communications Commission 45 L Street, NE Washington, D.C. 20554

Eric Maus June 27, 2022
The WasteWatcher

GAO Report Reveals Significant Duplication and Overlap in Broadband Programs

A recent report from the Government Accountability Office lays out paths to reduce wasteful practices in broadband programs. 

Ryan Lanier June 23, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Congress Must Make the Right Decisions on Consumer Data Privacy

The failure to pass a national framework for data privacy has left a void that is being filled by the states.

Deborah Collier June 22, 2022
The WasteWatcher

State Legislative Sessions Underscore the Need for a National Privacy Framework

In 2022, Connecticut and Utah added to the growing patchwork of state privacy laws, adding to the need for a national framework.

Ryan Lanier June 14, 2022
The WasteWatcher

VA/DOD Healthcare Interoperability Can Be Improved

DOD and VA joint OIG report cites problems and makes recommendations to improve interoperability of electronic healthcare records.

Deborah Collier May 9, 2022

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