Deborah Collier | Council For Citizens Against Government Waste

Deborah Collier

Deborah CollierDeborah Collier serves as the Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization representing more than one million members and supporters nationwide. Appointed to the position in January 2020, Ms. Collier supervises and manages the policy and government affairs personnel for CAGW.

When Ms. Collier joined CAGW in 2011, she established and developed the technology and telecommunications portfolio at the organization, and continues to oversee cloud computing; information technology (IT) procurement; information security; data privacy; broadband spectrum allocations; network neutrality; telecommunications industry issues; e-commerce; and emerging technologies including 5G, artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and quantum computing.

Since joining CAGW, Ms. Collier has co-authored two books with CAGW President Thomas A. Schatz, and authored several issue briefs and reports relating to government IT, cloud computing, and spectrum.

Prior to her work at CAGW, Ms. Collier spent twenty-four years at the House of Representatives in congressional offices and most recently as the Republican Legislative Director for the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. In this capacity, she managed legislative research and assisted with oversight investigations as well as the development and drafting of legislation related to information security, data breach notifications, federal procurement reform and energy sustainability at the Department of Veterans Affairs.  

From 1993 until 2005, Ms. Collier was a member of the House Systems Administrators Association, a congressional staff organization comprised of IT professionals within Member offices. She served as the organization’s President from 2002 to 2005, participating in technology forums and managing monthly meetings with an agenda geared toward educating member offices on using technology to streamline office operations, improve constituent outreach, and increase IT security awareness.

An Ohio native, Ms. Collier holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Ohio University.


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