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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

USMCA a Win for North American Trade and Economic Growth

USMCA heads to President Trump's desk, after Senate passes the bill 89-10.

Deborah Collier January 16, 2020
Agency Comments

Coalition Urges Significant Changes to Proposed Commerce Rule

Coalition of taxpayer and consumer advocacy groups urges signficant changes to proposed Commerce rule that would grant broad, undefined powers to the deparment over small businesses.

Peter Klensch January 10, 2020
The WasteWatcher

The Role of Facial Recognition for Law Enforcement

As facial recognition becomes widespread, the technology is raising concerns about privacy and security. 

Deborah Collier December 17, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Trump Administration Announces Phase One of Trade Deal With China

The U.S. and China confirmed completion of a first phase for an agreement to address trade concerns.

Allen Johnson December 16, 2019
The WasteWatcher

USMCA Steps Back on Intellectual Property Protection

The administration and Congress should support IP protection in trade deals that respect and adhere as closely as possible to U.S. laws.

Elizabeth Wright December 13, 2019
Press Release

CAGW Statement on FCC Investigation into Mobility Fund Phase II Mapping Rules

FCC’s investigation into potential violations of mapping rules show many flaws in the old process. 

Alexandra Abrams December 4, 2019
The WasteWatcher

FCC Plans to Open More Spectrum for Unlicensed Use

On December 12, 2019, the FCC will be voting to adopt a NPRM which will make additional spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 5.9 GHz spectrum band. 

Deborah Collier December 4, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Legislation Introduced to Further Music Copyright Modernization

New bi-partisan legislation would give creators of music and other programs broadcast by AM/FM radio stations control over their intellectual property.

Deborah Collier November 25, 2019
The WasteWatcher

STELAR Expiring Soon to a Satellite Near You

Every five years, the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) expires, and every five years Congress scrambles to extend the authorization.  In the past, some have seen the reauthorization as an opportunity to refine...

Deborah Collier November 21, 2019
Press Release

CAGW Statement on 5.9GHz Spectrum Band

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to take a second look at the 5.9 GHz spectrum band

Alexandra Abrams November 20, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Media Ownership Rules Don't Make Sense in Today's Marketplace

The government has thousands of outdated rules that must be streamlined and modernized.

Deborah Collier November 7, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Treat: RIFO Is Upheld and the Internet Remains Open

The FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) was upheld by the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Alexandra Abrams October 29, 2019

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