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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

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
The WasteWatcher

Stringent Oversight Necessary to Avoid Broadband Funding Duplication

Stringent oversight is necessary to avoid waste and duplication in RUS broadband funding programs.

Deborah Collier November 4, 2021
The WasteWatcher

The FCC Could Have a Dark Future

The FCC should avoid reentering the Dark Ages of overreaching rules and regulations.

Deborah Collier October 27, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Keeping Local Governments' Hands out of the Broadband Cookie Jar

States should look to reducing regulatory burdens on deployment before allowing local governments overbuild broadband.

Deborah Collier October 13, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Gallatin County, Montana, Recklessly Invests in Broadband Boondoggle

The Gallatin County Commission voted to support a $65 million bond for Bozeman Fiber, Inc.

Ryan Lanier October 6, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Acknowledging the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights on Constitution Day

Congress should remember to continue to protect Intellectual Property, just as it is currently protected by the Constitution.

Deborah Collier September 14, 2021
The WasteWatcher

The Pentagon Must Improve IT Procurement

The DOD has a poor procurement track record. Will it do better with the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability?

Deborah Collier August 26, 2021
The WasteWatcher

State and Local Governments Must Stop Restraining Broadband Expansion

States and local governments should remove restrictions on broadband deployment. 

Deborah Collier August 18, 2021
The WasteWatcher

The PRO Act Will Eliminate Freedom of Choice for Workers

Passage of the PRO Act will eliminate the freedom of choice for workers who want to be their own boss.

Frances Floresca July 22, 2021
The WasteWatcher

No Government Price Controls to Pay for Biden’s Gargantuan Spending Bill

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) wants to use price controls in Medicare Part D to pay for President Biden's extravagant spending.

Elizabeth Wright July 21, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Blast from the Past on Internet Regulations

The Biden Administration Competition Executive Order undermines the competitive internet marketplace.

Deborah Collier July 14, 2021
The WasteWatcher

GAO Details Need for Complete Implementation of Waste-Prevention Measures

GAO issues report on the SBA Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer grant programs.

CAGW Staff July 13, 2021

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