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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

Consumers Win When Their Welfare is Protected

The antitrust consumer welfare standard is under fire from changes at the FTC, legislation and lawsuits.

Deborah Collier July 9, 2021
The WasteWatcher

President Biden's Executive Order Will Harm Rather than Promote Competition

President Biden's Executive Order will harm competition and increase the size, scope, and power of the federal government.

Thomas Schatz July 9, 2021
The WasteWatcher

FCC Adopts New Rules Cracking Down on 911 Fee Diversions

The FCC’s new rules regarding 9-1-1 fee diversions will ensure that collected fees are not improperly and wastefully redirected.

CAGW Staff July 2, 2021
The WasteWatcher

CAGW Hosts Conversation with FCC Commissioner Simington

On June 28, CAGW and WifiForward hosted a conversation with FCC Commssioner Nathan Simington on the current state of spectrum policy.

Will Flores June 29, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Access to Telemedicine Should Be Permanent

Telemedicine should be permanent beyond the coronavirus pandemic. 

Frances Floresca June 28, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Knoxville Should Not Build a Government-Owned Broadband Network

Knoxville, Tennessee considering a government-owned network that would be costly, wasteful and potentially unsuccessful.

Deborah Collier June 24, 2021
The WasteWatcher

To Serve or not to Serve: The Broadband Map Question

The Broadband DATA Act gave the FCC funding to create new broadband maps. NTIA has its own new map for broadband.

Deborah Collier June 22, 2021
Op-Eds

House Democrats Want to Overturn the FCC’s Win-Win for Auto Safety and Wi-Fi

InsideSources: The new rules in the 5.9 GHz band could not have come at a more important time.

Deborah Collier June 14, 2021
Agency Comments

CAGW Files Additional Comments on Use of the 12 GHz Spectrum Band

CAGW files additional ex parté comments on the need for oversight by the FCC on use of the 12 GHz spectrum band.

Deborah Collier June 11, 2021
Letters to Officials

CAGW Sends "The Folly of Government-Owned Networks" to Congress

May 25, 2021 U.S. Senate/U.S. House of Representatives  Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator/Representive,

Eric Maus June 3, 2021
Op-Eds

Biden's Broadband Boondoggle

American Thinker: President Joe Biden plans to spend $100 billion or more on broadband infrastructure.

Thomas Schatz June 2, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Court Rules in Favor of FCC in Franchise Fee Dispute

Court rules "in-kind" and "add-on" requirements should be included in the five percent cap on franchise fees.

Deborah Collier May 27, 2021

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