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Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government

Tech CEOS visit White House to talk modernizing government

The chief executive officers of companies ranging from Amazon (the world's largest internet company by revenue) to cloud computing giant VMware, held meetings with White House and other Trump administration officials to generate ideas to attempt to transform and modernize government services.

The meeting was also notable for who didn't attend. "There was strong messaging from the President in this regard that he gets it", he continued, noting that the president wants to see this "get resolved".

The federal government spends more than $80 billion annually on information technology, employing about 113,000 computer professionals, according to the White House.

An afternoon recap of the day's most important business news, delivered weekdays. Others, including Oracle chief executive Safra Catz and Palantir co-founder Peter Thiel, praised Trump effusively. Those reports cost the U.S.

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, who is Trump's son-in-law, said before the opening of 10 four-hour small-group sessions that the administration wanted to "unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before". 1,200 man-hours a year for an issue that has been resolved for nearly two decades. Both officials are listed as members of the American Technology Council. With numerous companies in the room having pioneered data-driven business practices, the White House is hoping some of that expertise will rub off. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was invited but could not attend because of a conflict, the company said. Many business executives are eager to work with the new administration as they face numerous regulatory and other policy issues.

In February of previous year, he called for a boycott on Apple products after the company declined to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a backdoor into the San Bernardino shooter's encrypted iPhone. His travel ban in late January affecting several Muslim-majority countries wound up preventing tech workers from entering the United States, while his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement deeply wounded tech leaders who view climate change as a major priority.

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The White House thinks it can learn from credit card companies about significantly reducing fraud.

MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga (L) speaks with Ivanka Trump as tech company leaders gather at a summit of the American Technology Council at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S. June 19, 2017. MORE during the election.

In a document outlining the working-group sessions, the White House said the federal government should require "making it easy for agencies to use the cloud".

But many noted that the tech industry has a stake in working with the Trump administration. The meeting kicks off a week of administration events themed on technology. "On this weeks agenda are things like a meeting on drones, scheduled for Thursday and additional tech reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs to be discussed on Friday".

Interestingly, Cook also spoke about the importance of migration to the country - I cannot image that going own well with Trump - and the need for better encryption policies.


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