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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

FCC Should Avoid Another Net Neutrality Debacle

Former Obama administration solicitors general agree net neutrality rules should not be restored.

Thomas Schatz September 22, 2023
Op-Eds

Negating net neutrality saved the internet

The focus for the FCC should not be on reconstituting failed heavy-handed regulations again on an industry that is constantly evolving.

Deborah Collier September 16, 2023
The WasteWatcher

BEAD Funding Requires Closer Scrutiny

A new report from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spotlights the potential for waste, fraud, and abuse in federal broadband funding.

Deborah Collier September 15, 2023
Agency Comments

CAGW Files Comments on Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice Draft Merger Guidance

The draft merger guidance will reduce competition and impose burdensome requirements on businesses across all industries. 

Eric Maus September 13, 2023
The WasteWatcher

USF Reforms Should Include Replacing Lifeline with ACP

The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste offered its views on Universal Service reform to Congress on August 24, 2023.

Deborah Collier August 25, 2023
The WasteWatcher

Eastern Tennessee: Where Broadband Goes Bust

Government-owned broadband networks have failed across the country, but public utilities in Tennessee want to build them anyway.

Alec Mena August 15, 2023
The WasteWatcher

A Disturbing Trend for Broadband Deployment

With $42.5 billion available for broadband deployment, funding should be available regardless of technology or vendor type.

Deborah Collier August 11, 2023
The WasteWatcher

DOD’s Cloud Services Contract Moves Forward

DOD moves forward with its $9 billion Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability multi-year, multi-vendor contract.

Deborah Collier August 9, 2023
Op-Eds

The Disaster at Lina Khan’s FTC

FTC Chair Lina Khan's anti-capitalist views have upended more than 100 years of antitrust law enforcement.

Thomas Schatz July 28, 2023
The WasteWatcher

GAO Duplication Report Offers Roadmap to Cut Government Waste

The GAO offers commonsense ways to reduce duplicative and wasteful spending. 

Eric Maus July 20, 2023
The WasteWatcher

NTIA Releases Broadband Funding to the States

Federal and state officials should work to use the BEAD funding wisely. 

CAGW Staff June 29, 2023
Op-Eds

Boeing’s Starliner struggles vindicate space competition

Private firms operating under contract with the federal government have formed the new backbone of space commercialization and exploration.

Sean Kennedy June 29, 2023

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