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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

A Silver Anniversary Worth Noting

A path forward for telecommunications on the 25th Anniversary of the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

Deborah Collier February 8, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Reforms are Needed for Financing the Universal Service Fund

The current funding mechanism for the Universal Service Fund is unsustainable and needs to be reviewed.

Deborah Collier January 25, 2021
The WasteWatcher

States Should Let Congress Take the Lead on Consumer Privacy Laws

While states should act in the interests of their residents when necessary, privacy is not one of those issues.

Frances Floresca January 19, 2021
The WasteWatcher

Top 21 Issues for States in 2021

As states prepare for their legislative sessions, CAGW suggests states should focus on these 21 critical issues. 

Frances Floresca December 15, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW Files Comments Regarding Use of Distributed Transmission System Technologies

On December 11, 2020, CAGW filed comments with the FCC urging the agency to hold off voting on a proposal that would allow for increased signals for Next Generation TV that could disrupt the use of TV white space technology for rural broadband...

Cody Leach December 11, 2020
The WasteWatcher

FCC Commences C-Band Auction

On February 28, 2020, the FCC adopted a report and order designating a portion of the c-band spectrum to be auctioned for 5G deployment. 

Deborah Collier December 8, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Pai’s Policies at the FCC Should Be Continued

It is sad to imagine an FCC without the candor, intelligence, and wit of the outgoing Chairman.

Thomas Schatz November 30, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Most Favored Nation Policy Is Unfavorable to U.S. Biopharmaceutical Research

Back in September, President Trump signed an Executive Order ordering the Department of Health and Human Services to implement a most favored nation (MFN) policy for pharmaceutical reimbursement in Medicare.

Elizabeth Wright November 20, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Gov. Ralph Northam Signs Legislation Extending Telemedicine to Help Virginians

Governor Northam (D) signed two bills which would allow medical services to be provided through telemedicine in Virginia. 

Frances Floresca November 18, 2020
Letters to Officials

CAGW Joins Coalition Letter To FCC on 12 GHz Spectrum

CAGW joined a coalition of concerned groups who envision the current use of the 12 GHz spectrum as a means to encourage broadband deployment and competition. 

Cody Leach November 17, 2020
The WasteWatcher

FCC Action on 5.9 GHz Will Free Up Vital Spectrum for Unlicensed Use

The FCC's November meeting includes a much needed and significant decision on 5.9 GHz that will free up long underutilized spectrum for unlicensed use.

Thomas Schatz November 13, 2020
The WasteWatcher

How the Election Impacts the Internet

This year's election will impact more than just who resides at the White House for the next four years.

Deborah Collier November 3, 2020

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