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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

The IRS Begins a $70 Million IT Modernization Project

Facing a large backlog of paper returns, the IRS just issued a $70 million contract to update and modernize its IT systems.

Deborah Collier April 4, 2022
Press Release

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases Issue Brief on The Path to a National Privacy Framework

It is more critical than ever for Congress to devise a national framework for consumer data privacy. 

Alexandra Abrams March 31, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Open Access Requirements Will Harm Broadband Deployment

Forcing the NTIA to use taxpayer funds for open access networks will stifle innovation and fail to increase broadband access.

Deborah Collier March 31, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Next Wave of Mid-band Spectrum Scheduled for Auction

Federal Communications Commission announces schedule for auctioning the 2.5 GHz spectrum licenses.

Deborah Collier March 25, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Broadband Bills in the States: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

State officials must ensure that federal broadband funds be used connect truly unserved and underserved communities. 

Ryan Lanier March 11, 2022
The WasteWatcher

FCC Moves Forward on Pole Attachment Issues

The FCC will be considering a proposed rulemaking to clarify who should pay the cost of pole replacements at its March meeting.

Deborah Collier March 4, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Florida Should not Adopt California-Style Regulations

The Florida legislature should reject HB 9 and prevent the state from becoming like California.

Thomas Schatz March 1, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Broadband Funding Should Be Tied to Accurate FCC Broadband Maps

Accurate broadband deployment maps are critical to ensuring taxpayer dollars are not wasted on duplication.

Deborah Collier February 24, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Vital Regulatory Reforms for Satellite Operations

Members of Congress have proposed key legislation to enable the continued growth of American aerospace.

Sean Kennedy February 18, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The Time has Come for Increased Spectrum Coordination

Federally spectrum coordination needs improvement. NTIA and FCC have taken a first step with the Spectrum Coordination Initiative.

Deborah Collier February 18, 2022
The WasteWatcher

States Should Push for a National Privacy Framework

Instead of adopting costly and harmful data privacy bills, states should put pressure on Congress to adopt a national framework.

Ryan Lanier February 16, 2022
Agency Comments

The FCC's Future of the Universal Service Fund Report

Citizens Against Government Waste Comments to the Federal Communications Commission on the Report on the Future of the USF.

Deborah Collier February 16, 2022

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