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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

IRS Reverses Facial Recognition Requirements in Win for Taxpayer Privacy

The IRS' reversal on facial recognition technology is a win for taxpayers, but the IRS will always be looking for new powers.

Eric Maus February 11, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Federal Funds for Broadband Must Not Be Wasted

With an unprecedented amount of funds available for broadband, federal agencies must be careful not to waste taxpayer resources.

Deborah Collier February 7, 2022
Agency Comments

CAGW Files Comments to NTIA on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Broadband Program

On February 3, 2022, CAGW filed comments with NTIA on broadband infrastructure grant programs.

Deborah Collier February 4, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Antitrust "Reform" Gains Momentum and Finds New Targets

No economic industry is safe from so-called antitrust "reforms" 

Eric Maus January 27, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The FAA Must Stop Holding Up 5G

Federal agencies like the FAA cannot keep getting in the way of 5G deployment.

Thomas Schatz January 18, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Turning on 5G will have no Impact on Airlines

The FAA and Department of Transportation continue efforts to stop 5G deployment.  Here is the latest in the ongoing battle.

Deborah Collier January 4, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Better IT Coordination May Lead to Improved Outcomes

GAO spotlights the need for greater coordination between 18F and USDS to reduce informatin technology duplication and waste.

Deborah Collier December 17, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Broadband Infrastructure Dollars Must be Used Wisely

The $65 billion for broadband infrastructure in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act must be used wisely.

Deborah Collier December 9, 2021
The WasteWatcher

President Biden Again Calls for Price Controls

President Biden's Monday speech included the same dangerous and wrong solutions to lower drug costs.

Elizabeth Wright December 8, 2021
State Action

CCAGW Urges Ohio Senate Financial Institutions and Technology Committee to Support SB 249

SB 249 would ease restrictions on new businesses and innovators by reducing barriers to entry through the establishment of a regulatory sandbox for financial technology. 

Ryan Lanier December 6, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Federal Agencies Must Stop Interfering with 5G Deployment

Federal agencies must stop objecting to the FCC's decisions to open up spectrum for much-needed 5G deployment.

Deborah Collier November 30, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Big Business is Not Bad Business

The consumer welfare standard has helped keep the U.S. as the world's leading economy and should not be abandoned. 

Eric Maus November 10, 2021

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