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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

If It Ain’t Broke, Why “Neutralize” It?

On September 21, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed new rules for broadband providers.  The so-called “net neutrality” policy is anything but neutral; it would allow for government regulation and...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2009
Press Release

CAGW to Los Angeles City Council Members: Look Before You Leap!

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2009

Curtis Kalin August 3, 2009
Press Release

CAGW to Federal Communications Commission: Tread Lightly on Broadband Regulations

For Immediate Release Contact: Leslie K. Paige 202.467.5334

Curtis Kalin July 20, 2009
The WasteWatcher

Fahrenheit 451 Redux at the EPA

In legendary science fiction writer Ray Bradbury’s classic novel Fahrenheit 451, the government suppressed independent thought and analysis for the good of the people.  It was better to keep the populace ignorant of differing opinions than to...

CAGW Staff June 30, 2009
Press Release

** Media Alert ** CAGW President To Speak On Technology Panel

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2009

Curtis Kalin June 22, 2009
Press Release

** Media Alert ** CAGW President To Speak On Technology Panel

For Immediate Release”

Curtis Kalin June 22, 2009
Press Release

TAXPAYER WATCHDOGS RELEASE 2008 NEW MEXICO PIGLET

For Immediate Release December 10, 2008

Curtis Kalin December 9, 2008
The WasteWatcher

CAGW’s Project: Privacy

Project: Privacy was created in 2008 and is affiliated with Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW). CAGW’s Project: Privacy will examine government’s role in ensuring that every person’s information is protected and help citizens manage their...

CAGW Staff November 30, 2008
The WasteWatcher

Fat Corporate Welfare Payouts

On November 4, 2008 Barack Obama won the battle for the Presidency. On January 20, 2008, he will face many difficult challenges.  The national economic and financial crisis will place a heavy burden on the federal government.  With a $1 trillion...

CAGW Staff November 30, 2008
The WasteWatcher

European Resource Bank Update

Since 2004, Citizens Against Government Waste has been attending the European Resource Bank (ERB) Meeting.  This year’s annual meeting of free-market think tanks was held in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia, hosted by the New Economic School in the...

CAGW Staff September 30, 2008
The WasteWatcher

FCC Takes First Steps in Enforcing Net Neutrality

The government is one step closer to regulating the Internet as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempts to sanction Comcast for its management of Internet traffic.  The FCC claims that its authority to act is covered under broadband...

CAGW Staff August 31, 2008
Press Release

California’s Computers Can’t Calculate Minimum Numbers

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin August 7, 2008

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