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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

Letters to Officials

CAGW joins Coalition Letter to FCC regarding Use of 12 GHz Spectrum Band

Satellite systems must be part of the critical infrastructure for delivery into rural areas.

Cody Leach October 19, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Net Neutrality Housekeeping at the FCC

The FCC is scheduled to finalize the Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) remand on October 27, 2020.  Details of the draft Remand Order demonstrate why the internet has maintained its resilience since implementation of RIFO.

Deborah Collier October 7, 2020
The WasteWatcher

House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Report Is Anti-Competitive

The House Judiciary Committee Majority Staff Report on Competition in Digital Markets is anti-competitive and a waste of the taxpayers' money.

Thomas Schatz October 7, 2020
The WasteWatcher

U.S. Should Reject Socialized Broadband

Tomorrow, the FCC is meeting to consider a critical opportunity to make available for shared use spectrum previously reserved for the DoD.

Thomas Schatz September 29, 2020
Op-Eds

Don't tap COVID relief for IT modernization funds

FCW: Allocating $1 billion from the HEROES Act for the TMF is completely unrelated to the pandemic.

Deborah Collier September 24, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Reverse Auctions will Benefit Rural Americans

The FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse auction will provide $16 billion over ten years to help expand broadband to 6 million homes and businesses in unserved areas of the country.  

Deborah Collier September 3, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW Comments to FCC on Declaratory Petition on Pole Attachments

Deploying broadband to unserved areas of the country has long been a top priority for the FCC.

Deborah Collier September 2, 2020
The WasteWatcher

HHS Says NO to AGs Trying to Steal Patents

HHS sends a clear message to AGs regarding march-in rights.

Elizabeth Wright August 19, 2020
Agency Comments

CAGW Tells HHS to Reject State AGs Request to Steal Gilead’s Patent

CAGW urges the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to not steal Gilead's patent, which was requested by state attorney generals. 

Frances Floresca August 7, 2020
The WasteWatcher

C-Band Spectrum Moves One Step Closer to Auction

The auction of the c-band spectrum is expected to begin on December 8, 2020.

Deborah Collier August 6, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Congress Must Protect Gig Economy Workers

Congress must protect gig economy workers in the next COVID-19 relief package.

Thomas Schatz July 30, 2020
Agency Comments

Coalition Urges FCC to Grant the Petition of Charter Communications

A coalition of organizations filed comments with the FCC regarding data caps and usage pricing.

Thomas Schatz July 24, 2020

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