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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

CBA's Criticism of Senate Testimony on C-Band Is Ludicrous

CAGW reiterates its position that only the FCC should conduct an auction of c-band spectrum rather than allowing foreign satellite companies to benefit at the expense of U.S. taxpayers.

Thomas Schatz October 23, 2019
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste President Tom Schatz Testifies on Mid-band Spectrum

The widespread use of wireless 5G networks will dramatically change mobile communications, and technologies into the next generation.

Alexandra Abrams October 17, 2019
The WasteWatcher

The Restoring Internet Freedom Order Court Decision

It is long past time to provide the telecommunications industry with certainty on how the internet will be regulated now and into the future.

Deborah Collier October 2, 2019
Press Release

CAGW Response to Court Decision on the Restoring Internet Freedom Order

Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit handed down its decision on Mozilla v. the Federal Communications Commission.

Alexandra Abrams October 1, 2019
The WasteWatcher

A National Framework is Needed for Privacy Protection

Congress must promptly address consumer data privacy.

Deborah Collier September 16, 2019
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Hosts Steering Clear: Setting the Record Straight on AVs, 5G and the 5.9 GHz Band Event

Today’s event highlighted the need for a second look at how 5.9 GHz spectrum is being utilized.

Alexandra Abrams September 11, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Passing USMCA Must be Top Fall Priority for Congress

The time has come for the 25-year-old NAFTA to receive a much-needed update.

Peter Klensch September 10, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Time is Ticking on USMCA

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into force, creating a partnership between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that progressively eliminated tariffs and all duties and quantitative restrictions, except for a limited number...

Deborah Collier September 10, 2019
Press Release

CAGW Statement on T-Mobile and Sprint Merger

CAGW urges the FCC to approve the draft order issue by Chairman Pai.

Alexandra Abrams August 14, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Federal Spectrum Turf War Could Hand 5G Victory to China

Our most dangerous adversaries could be given a massive technological advantage that will be difficult to overcome.

Thomas Schatz August 12, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Elizabeth Warren’s Broadband Boondoggle

This is stimulus 2.0 that will sink our country deeper into debt. 

Alexandra Abrams August 7, 2019
The WasteWatcher

Modern Television Laws Can Prevent Blackouts

The blackouts occur because Congress has failed to update the telecommunications laws.

Deborah Collier August 7, 2019

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