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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

Op-Eds

Privatization of Space Includes Broadband Services

The satellites being sent into space need access to spectrum, including in the 17 GHz band, to provide broadband access on Earth.

Deborah Collier September 22, 2022
The WasteWatcher

An Interoperable EHR System is Closer than Ever

VA and DOD have been trying to develop interoperable EHR systems for 40 years. New efforts make this project closer to fruition.

Deborah Collier September 13, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The Clock is Running Out on Antitrust Legislation

Despite its name, the American Innovation and Choice Online Act will stifle innovation.

Eric Maus August 19, 2022
The WasteWatcher

FTC Is Invading Privacy by Overreaching on Regulations

On August 10, 2022, the FTC announced it would be potentially writing new rules regulating consumer data privacy.

Deborah Collier August 19, 2022
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
Op-Eds

Spectrum auction authority must be extended

To achieve the socio-economic benefits that 5G and other new technologies will bring, the FCC must be enabled to create a balanced spectrum pipeline.

Deborah Collier July 13, 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

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