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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

Celebrating Creative Women on World IP Day

April 26, 2023 celebrates Women in IP, which should provide focus on protecting their intellectual property rights.

Deborah Collier April 26, 2023
The WasteWatcher

FTC Budget Request Would Lead to More Interference and Less Innovation

Congress should reject the FTC's bloated budget request and stop the agency from getting more power. 

Eric Maus April 21, 2023
Press Release

CCAGW Expands Florida Ad Campaign Against Anti-Small Business Legislation

CCAGW is expanding the multi-media advertising campaign that was launched on March 31, 2023, opposing HB 1547 and SB 262.

Alexandra Abrams April 13, 2023
The WasteWatcher

Florida’s So-Called Data Privacy Bills Will Devastate the Economy

A new law could prevent Florida small businesses from reaching their customers online.

Thomas Schatz March 31, 2023
The WasteWatcher

House Renews Consideration of Privacy Legislation

House subcommittee holds hearing to discuss what should be included in legislation to protect consumer data privacy.

Deborah Collier March 6, 2023
The WasteWatcher

States Should Take the Lead on Fiscal Responsibility in 2023

States should take the lead in restoring fiscal sanity, establishing accountability, and increasing innovation.

Ryan Lanier February 2, 2023
The WasteWatcher

Data Privacy Day Is a Reminder That a National Framework is Necessary

Data Privacy Day is an opportunity for all Americans and Congress to learn more about protecting the privacy of personal data.

Deborah Collier January 24, 2023
Op-Eds

Stringent Oversight of Broadband Funding Should Be a Priority

Strict oversight by the 118th Congress is essential to accomplishing the objective of widespread broadband deployment.

Deborah Collier January 23, 2023
The WasteWatcher

CAGW Responds to Sen. Thune's Broadband Questions

Letter from Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) begins oversight process into broadband spending.  Here is CAGW's Response.

Deborah Collier January 13, 2023
Agency Comments

CAGW Response to Senator Thune on Broadband Funding

Broadband services should be properly implemented to prevent waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. 

Eric Maus January 13, 2023
Op-Eds

Congress must follow these new year’s resolutions

With the end of 2022 in sight, it is time to look forward to 2023, when the members of the 118th Congress will be making their New Year’s resolutions.

Thomas Schatz December 27, 2022
Op-Eds

PBMs prevent health care cost increases

Free market competition, not government interference, is the best solution to drive down prices in health care and other industries.

Christina Smith December 27, 2022

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