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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

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
The WasteWatcher

Keeping America’s 5G Networks Secure, Now and Into the Future

During uncertain times, it is important for the United States to create a strong, stable, and secure 5G network. 

CAGW Staff July 21, 2020
The WasteWatcher

The Lack of Federal Privacy Policy Causes Inconsistency with Tracing Apps

Many states have adopted contact tracing, but there are concerns with the lack of federal privacy policy. 

Frances Floresca July 16, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Agencies Need to Stop Fighting for Unneeded Spectrum

For nearly four years, the FCC under Chairman Pai’s leadership has moved quickly to address the ever-changing telecommunications needs of the nation

Thomas Schatz July 3, 2020
The WasteWatcher

More Competition and Less Regulation Will Expand Broadband Access

Regulation reductions have helped Americans during the past three months and more can be done to help promote and expand broadband.

Deborah Collier June 19, 2020
The WasteWatcher

C-Band Auction Process Must Continue

U.S. leadership in fifth generation 5G deployment and technologies is critical to the country’s economic future.

Deborah Collier June 16, 2020

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