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The WasteWatcher

Passage of the IRA Means the Taxman Cometh

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 will add 87,000 new IRS employees at a cost of $80 billion in potentially wasteful spending.

August 11, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Spectrum Coordination Needs to Expand Across More Federal Agencies

The FCC and NTIA announced signing an MOU on spectrum allocation coordination. Other federal agencies should join this effort.

August 4, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Regulation of the Internet Is Unnecessary and Will Drive Up Costs

If the Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act is passed, closing the digital divide will become more expensive and difficult.

July 29, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Federal Funding for Broadband Should Be Vendor and Technology Neutral

When planning infrastructure spending on broadband deployment, rules should be technology and vendor neutral.

July 18, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Congress Must Make the Right Decisions on Consumer Data Privacy

The failure to pass a national framework for data privacy has left a void that is being filled by the states.

June 22, 2022
Agency Comments

CAGW Comments to FTC on Pharmacy Benefit Managers

Citizens Against Government Waste Files Comments to the FTC regarding Pharmacy Benefit Manager programs.

May 25, 2022
The WasteWatcher

VA/DOD Healthcare Interoperability Can Be Improved

DOD and VA joint OIG report cites problems and makes recommendations to improve interoperability of electronic healthcare records.

May 9, 2022
Op-Eds

Let's Keep Driving Forward on Connected Cars & Next-Gen Wi-Fi

These days, there isn’t a lot of harmony in the world of technology policy. But there is a bright spot of bipartisanship in a section of our airwaves: the 5.9 GHz band.

May 6, 2022
The WasteWatcher

California Should Fix Its Broadband Program

California PUC should make sure unserved communities are a priority for the $2 billion broadband grant program created by SB 156.

May 4, 2022
Op-Eds

Taking a day to celebrate innovation and intellectual property rights

Encouraging young people to participate in the innovation economy is a laudable and necessary objective, as well as ensuing that they understand the importance of protecting IP rights.

April 26, 2022
The WasteWatcher

The IRS Begins a $70 Million IT Modernization Project

Facing a large backlog of paper returns, the IRS just issued a $70 million contract to update and modernize its IT systems.

April 4, 2022
The WasteWatcher

Open Access Requirements Will Harm Broadband Deployment

Forcing the NTIA to use taxpayer funds for open access networks will stifle innovation and fail to increase broadband access.

March 31, 2022

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