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Citizens Against Government Waste Pans House Hearing on a Government Takeover of the Internet

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement following the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing entitled, “Preserving an Open Internet for Consumers, Small Businesses, and Free Speech.”

DOD’s JEDI Contract Subject to Further Scrutiny

The Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud services contract is facing new challenges as the Pentagon investigates potential conflicts of interest by former employees involved in the drafting of the request for proposal (RFP).

CAGW Joins Coalition Advocating for Television White Space Technology

December 4, 2018

Chairman Ajit Pai                                                             
Federal Communications Commission                     
445 12th Street, SW                                                   
Washington, D.C. 20554                                            

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20554

Comments to the FCC regarding the Regulatory Status of Mobile Messaging Services (WT Docket No. 08-7)

Before the


Washington, D.C.  20554


In the matter of


Petition of Twilio, Inc., Seeking a Declaratory Ruling Clarifying the Regulatory Status of Mobile Messaging Services







WT Docket No. 08-7


Reply Comments of

Thomas A. Schatz


Citizens Against Government Waste


December 17, 2015


Farm Bill Conferees Should Avoid Broadband Overbuild

Broadband overbuild using taxpayer dollars has been an ongoing problem across this country.  Some providers will obtain a grant or loan from a federal agency to build out broadband in rural communities and then use the funding to either deploy or upgrade equipment where broadband already exists rather than spend taxpayer resources on unserved communities where the cost to build networks is much higher.

CAGW Submits Comments to NTIA on Consumer Privacy

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz submitted recommendations to the National Telecommunications Information Administration in the Department of Commerce on ways to advance consumer privacy while ensuring continued prosperity and innovation. 

Comments to NTIA on Developing the Administration's Approach to Consumer Privacy

November 8, 2018

Mr. David Redl
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4725
Attn: Privacy RFC
Washington, D.C. 20230

Re: Comments on Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy (Docket Number: 18021780-8780-01)

Dear Administrator Redl,

Citizens Against Government Waste Lists Taxpayer Tricks and Treats For Halloween 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 18th annual compilation of scary, surreal, and spine-tingling taxpayer tricks and treats.

Congressional Eye Turns to DOD's JEDI Contract

One wonders if the “Force” is working against the Department of Defense (DOD) with its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure project (JEDI).  The contract bid request that by some estimates could reach $10 billion to build an enterprise-level commercial cloud solution, including Infrastructure as a Service and Platform as a Service, to support the all defense agencies and military branches, has now come under heightened scrutiny by two members of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee.

Comments to FCC on the Unlicensed Use of the 5GHz Band

October 17, 2018

Chairman Ajit Pai
Commissioner Michael O’Rielly
Commissioner Brendan Carr
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20554

Dear Chairman Pai, Commissioner O’Rielly, Commissioner Carr, and Commissioner Rosenworcel:


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CAGW Names Rep. Peter DeFazio January 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. DeFazio is CAGW's Porker of the Month for for making irresponsible comments in support of pork-barrel earmarks.