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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

Press Release

The FCC’s Digital Discrimination Order Will Harm Deployment

The Digital Discrimination Report and Order is problematic and will do more to harm consumers than help them.

Alexandra Abrams November 15, 2023
The WasteWatcher

Montana’s BEAD Broadband Funding Proposal Misses the Mark

Montana's proposed rate-regulation and high-speed threshold will make broadband less accessible to rural households

Alec Mena November 7, 2023
The WasteWatcher

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste State Ballot Measure Guide

CCAGW has taken a position on six measures on state ballots this November. 

Alec Mena November 3, 2023
The WasteWatcher

Michigan BEAD Proposal Would Fund Paintball and Monster Trucks

Michigan High-Speed Internet Office Should Amend BEAD Proposal to Focus on the Neediest Households

Alec Mena November 3, 2023
The WasteWatcher

IRS Survey on Tax Preparation Software Misleads Taxpayers

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration finds fault with design and results of IRS's new direct file system survey.

Deborah Collier November 2, 2023
Press Release

Joint Statement by CAGW President Tom Schatz and ITPC Executive Director Deborah Collier on the Latest Net Neutrality Proposal

All Americans should be gravely concerned that the FCC has voted to pursue an effort to re-establish net neutrality rules. 

Alexandra Abrams October 19, 2023
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Names FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel October 2023 Porker of the Month

Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel is our October 2023 Porker of the Month for trying to resurrect terrifying net neutrality rules.

Alexandra Abrams October 17, 2023
Press Release

Taxpayer Tricks and Treats for Halloween 2023

CAGW's 24th annual compilation of its hair-raising, harrowing, and horrifying Taxpayer Tricks and Treats is a scary read.

Alexandra Abrams October 13, 2023
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases $4 Trillion in Prime Waste-Cutting Recommendations

Total savings from Prime Cuts 2023 are $402.3 billion in the first year and $4 trillion over five years.

Alexandra Abrams October 5, 2023
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Statement on Effort to Rescind Internet Freedom

FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworcel (D) announced plans to bring back heavy-handed net neutrality rules to regulate the internet.

Alexandra Abrams September 26, 2023
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

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