The biggest names in tech head to the White House

Claudine Rigal
Juin 20, 2017

The gathering was the first event for a technology-focused effort within the White House Office of American Innovation, which seeks to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.

The visits to Jerusalem and Ramallah by Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump, and national security aide Jason Greenblatt, were widely reported on Sunday night, all citing unnamed White House officials.

Kushner applauded the work already done by some agencies to modernize decades-old federal systems by making the government "more transparent and responsive to citizens needs", including Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's work in moving the agency to electronic health records.

Numerous tech executives are eager to get White House help in dealing with regulatory and other policy issues such as visas for highly skilled workers.

"Together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before".

The meeting also included Vice President Mike Pence, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Apple CEO Tim Cook, and other major CEOs from the tech industry are meeting today with United States president Donald Trump and other USA officials.

Kushner looked like a nervous middle school student who was reading his book report in front of the whole class. Let's just say that Mr. Kushner made a good choice by avoiding the public eye during his time in the White House.

Ivanka Trump participates in an American Technology Council roundtable at the White House in Washington.

"We're working very diligently with everybody, including Congress, on immigration so that you can get the people you want in your companies", the president said. A 2016 government audit found that in Medicaid alone, there was $29 billion in fraud in a single year.

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