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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

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
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

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