Tech CEOs to Visit White House; Kushner Speaks

Chris Liddell, the White House director of strategic initiatives and a former top executive for General Motors, Microsoft, International Paper and William Morris Endeavor, was named by Trump as director of the council.

Swan writes that the tech week won't bring any new policies or executive orders.

Venture capitalist John Doerr, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, viewed the Monday gathering as part of a broader history of bipartisan efforts to use technology to modernize government and "improve the lives of all Americans", a company spokeswoman said.

The CEOs of companies including, Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft are in Washington D.C. today for the second White House Technology Summit. Kalanick is also on a leave of absence from Uber.

A 2016 U.S. Government Accountability Office report estimated the U.S. government spent more than $80 billion in IT annually, excluding classified operations.

"It turns out that federal agencies collectively operate 6,100 data centers, the vast majority of which can be consolidated and migrated to the Cloud, something a lot of you know a lot about", Kushner said.

The tech CEOs and White House also plan to discuss Trump's review announced in April of the US visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country.

Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner delivered made his first public remarks as a member of the Trump administration Monday afternoon.

The tech CEOs are also expected to discuss the Unites States' visa program for high-skilled foreign workers. In 2015, hackers exposed the personal information of 22 million people from US government databases.

The council will also work on non-tech specific topics such as the H-1B visa program that the president has said he would cut back, drawing criticism from numerous country's biggest companies.

The White House thinks it can take lessons from credit card companies in significantly reducing fraud.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who once served as an economic advisor to the president, has already announced that he would step down following Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Technology CEOS are expected at the White House Monday for an event focused on modernizing government.

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