President Trump is establishing an American Technology Council to help the government deliver better digital services.
The executive order signed on Monday by President Donald Trump in creating a Technology Council tasked with the responsibility of improved Digital Services rendered by the US Government.
The order reads as follow:
Officials say the new council is part of the efforts by Jared Kushner’s, White House Office of American Innovation to unite the government with private-sector ideas to solve long-term problems. The ATC will coordinate strategy with other departments and agencies, and funnel advice to Trump.
Modernizing government IT has been a passion project of Kushner’s. The council will be run by two of Kushner’s lieutenants, Chris Liddell and Reed Cordish, assistant to the president for intra-governmental and technology initiatives. Liddell — the White House director of strategic initiatives, and former CFO of Microsoft and GM — will be the council’s director.
The order will: