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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

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
Press Release

CAGW Releases Issue Brief on the Folly of Government-Owned Networks

Government-owned broadband networks are wasteful, anti-competitive, and costly for taxpayers.

Alexandra Abrams May 25, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Biden Trips Badly on Intellectual Property in TRIPS

Days after praising World Intellectual Property Day, President Biden agrees to waive US COVID-19 patents.

Elizabeth Wright May 6, 2021
The WasteWatcher

All Nations Must Respect and Protect Intellectual Property Rights

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is a good time to remind all countries of the need to protect and respect IP rights.

Thomas Schatz April 26, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Commissioner Carr's Good Ideas for Broadband

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr recently spoke with CAGW President Tom Schatz about spectrum. Here is an overview of his ideas.

Deborah Collier April 19, 2021
Agency Comments

CAGW Submits Comments on 911 Fee Diversions

CAGW filed comments on a proposal to increase transparency in 911 fee diversions by state and local governments.

Deborah Collier April 1, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Bernie is Back with More Bad Bills

Sen. Bernie Sanders is at it again with more big government legislation that will hurt pharmaceutical innovation.

Elizabeth Wright March 31, 2021
The WasteWatcher

California's Net Neutrality Law Hurts Veterans and All Consumers

California's Net Neutrality law became enforceable on March 25, 2021.  It's harmful effects are now coming to light.

Deborah Collier March 30, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Wireless Taxes are Costly for Consumers

Wireless tax increases can burden families and can lead to pay for projects unrelated to telecommunications. 

Frances Floresca March 25, 2021
The WasteWatcher

The Asymmetrical Consequences of Symmetrical Speeds

Broadband speed requirements should not be increased when many don't have internet access at the current threshold.

Deborah Collier March 25, 2021
The WasteWatcher

The PRO Act Will Infringe on the Freedom of Workers

The Protecting Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) will bring harm to workers and infringe on their rights.

Frances Floresca March 8, 2021
The WasteWatcher

States Should Make Telemedicine Measures Permanent

State legislatures should work to make telemedicine permanent for patients even after the coronavirus pandemic. 

Frances Floresca February 16, 2021

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