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Using Broadband Spectrum Auctions to Reduce the Deficit

As the White House, Congress and particularly the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction look for ways to reduce spending and enhance revenues, close scrutiny is being given to both the allocation of broadband spectrum and the use of voluntary...

Deborah Collier November 26, 2011
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Senate Backtracks on MEADS, Supplies Earmark

Created in 1995, the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) is a collaborative missile defense project intended to replace the Patriot Missile system, which has been used by the U.S. and its allies for decades.  A Memorandum of Understanding...

Sean Kennedy October 14, 2011
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Solyndra Scorches Taxpayers

It is a shame that the Obama administration didn’t pay as much attention to the details of Solyndra’s business plans and financial liabilities as it did to the details of the President’s photo op at the company’s facility on May 26, 2010. Given the...

Leslie Paige October 14, 2011
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Zombie Budget: Payments to the Deceased

Halloween is around the corner, which means that in the coming weeks it will be more important than ever to be on the lookout for signs of the zombie apocalypse. Should those signs start to appear, any possible advantage for the living over the...

CAGW Staff October 14, 2011
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Draft Dairy Reforms Would Hurt Consumers, Add Bureaucracy and Increase Taxes

Draft legislation by House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) proposes new dairy programs that will cost thousands of jobs and increase the price of milk and other dairy products. With high unemployment levels and...

Leslie Paige October 14, 2011
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Getting Program Management Back on Track

After reviewing information technology (IT) program management at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology (OIT) Roger Baker decided to change the way VA manages IT development, and...

Deborah Collier October 14, 2011
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Hearing Highlights Benefits and Challenges to Cloud Computing

On September 21, 2011, the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation held a hearing entitled “The Next IT Revolution? Cloud Computing Opportunities and Challenges.” Chaired by Rep. Ben Quayle (R-Ariz.), the...

Deborah Collier October 14, 2011
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The Shovel-Ready Jobs Swindle

The money would be spent on a variety of infrastructure projects, such as improved highways, railways, and transit systems. The national infrastructure bank, according to Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), would end up functioning as a “public private...

CAGW Staff October 14, 2011
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Slash Spending Now!

President Obama was quite clear on his expectations for a deal to raise the debt limit: “The only bottom line that I have is that we have to extend this debt ceiling through the next election, into 2013.” While the President blatantly telegraphed...

CAGW Staff September 19, 2011
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Technology Policy Update

On August 16, 2011, CAGW recently filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a petition from the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) seeking clarification on the commission’s interpretation of Section 652...

Deborah Collier September 19, 2011
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To Honor The Fallen, Stop Wasting Money

When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, lawmakers decreed that the new House and Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittees would not accept earmark...

CAGW Staff September 19, 2011
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Without Major Reforms, SSDI Program Headed for Insolvency

According to a June 14, 2011 Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) trust fund is on track to run out of money by 2018. Although the SSDI’s financial woes have been exacerbated by a dramatic...

CAGW Staff September 19, 2011

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