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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

More Competition and Less Regulation Will Expand Broadband Access

Regulation reductions have helped Americans during the past three months and more can be done to help promote and expand broadband.

Deborah Collier June 19, 2020
The WasteWatcher

C-Band Auction Process Must Continue

U.S. leadership in fifth generation 5G deployment and technologies is critical to the country’s economic future.

Deborah Collier June 16, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Satellite Operators Agree to Accelerate Vacating C-Band Spectrum

In an important step toward freeing up additional spectrum for 5G deployment, satellite operators have agreed to accelerate moving from portions of the c-band spectrum (3.7-4.2 GHz).

Deborah Collier June 3, 2020
The WasteWatcher

H-1B Visas Allow U.S. Companies to Thrive

Because of lack of coordination in STEM education, there is a demonstrated need for H-1B visas.

Deborah Collier May 28, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW Files Reply Comments on the RIF Order Remand

CAGW files reply comments on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order Remand. Issues include Lifeline/Link Up; pole attachments; and, public safety communications.

Deborah Collier May 20, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Telehealth is Here to Stay

Continued use of telehealth is a likely result of COVID-19. 

Elizabeth Wright April 30, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW Files Reply Comments with the FCC in the 5.9 GHz Proceeding

CAGW has long maintained that public resources like the 5.9 GHz band should be maximized to their fullest potential.

Deborah Collier April 28, 2020
Op-Eds

Net neutrality repeal is helping technology companies manage coronavirus boom

Washington Examiner: Telecommunications companies have been working alongside the FCC to make sure people can stay connected.

Deborah Collier April 27, 2020
Agency Comments

CCAGW Leads Coalition In Supports FCC's Proposed TVWS Rule

The proposed TVWS rule is a leap forward for those whose lives will be improved by this technology, and the coalition urges its adoption.

Peter Klensch April 27, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Creativity in Fighting the Coronavirus Should Be Focus on World IP Day

April 26 is World IP Day and should be dedicated to celebrating the creativity in the fight against the coronavirus.

Deborah Collier April 24, 2020
The WasteWatcher

FCC Moves Forward with L-Band Proceeding

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai circulates a draft proposal to move forward on the L-band proceeding.

Deborah Collier April 17, 2020
Op-Eds

Maintaining Privacy While Staying Connected

Morning Consult: As the coronavirus races across the country, privacy has taken on a new urgency.

Deborah Collier April 14, 2020

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