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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

The Government’s Net Loss

Government involvement in the private sector and technology has been a disaster.  The technology industry is a dynamic, fast-moving industry delivering new products to consumers every day and the government is struggling to perform even the most...

CAGW Staff April 30, 2008
The WasteWatcher

Europe Assaults U.S. Businesses

As the global economy slows, every effort should be made to encourage businesses to invest, innovate, and market their products around the world.  Unfortunately for taxpayers and investors, European regulators are abusing their power in a manner...

Thomas Schatz February 29, 2008
Press Release

CCAGW: Net Neutrality Bill Means Eight Sideshows and One Useless Study

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin February 12, 2008
The WasteWatcher

IRS Still Plagued By Security Vulnerability

The Government Accountability Project (GAO) released a report on January 8, 2008 documenting the mediocre progress made by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) toward tightening its information security systems.  The GAO said: “The IRS is at increased...

Leslie Paige December 31, 2007
Press Release

CAGW Celebrates Festivus

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin December 18, 2007
The WasteWatcher

FCC Trying to Take Over Your TV


CAGW Staff November 30, 2007
Press Release

CAGW Hails FCC's Caution on 70/70 Rule Regulation

For Immediate Release November 28, 2007

Curtis Kalin November 20, 2007
Press Release

CAGW Says Government Should Leave the Telecom Industry Alone

For Immediate Release                      Contacts:    Leslie K. Paige 202-467-5334 October 10, 2007

Curtis Kalin October 10, 2007
Press Release

CAGW Sends Cable a la Carte Back to the Kitchen

For Immediate Release  September 20, 2007

Curtis Kalin September 20, 2007
Press Release

CAGW and the TaxPayers’ Alliance Condemn EU Court Ruling on Microsoft

For Immediate Release Contact: Leslie Paige (202) 467-5334

Curtis Kalin September 17, 2007
Press Release

Watchdog Group Names Rep. Tancredo a “Taxpayer Hero” Scores 90 Percent on CCAGW’s Congressional Ratings

For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin July 10, 2007
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Curtis Kalin June 11, 2007