Tech CEOs, Trump Talk Modernizing Government

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The meeting is one main part of the American Technology Council, which was formed by the US Government in May to help governmental agencies find ways to get up to speed on digital services. "America should be the global leader in government technology just as we are in every other aspect, and we are going to start our big edge again in technology - such an important industry", Trump added.

Others attending include Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Chairman John Doerr and the CEOs of Microsoft Corp International Business Machines Corp, Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Oracle Corp and Adobe Systems Inc. More than a dozen Trump administration officials including Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Kushner and Liddell will hold group sessions with the chief executives before they jointly meet with Trump. Mastercard Inc (MA.N) CEO Ajay Banga said his company wanted to assist with cyber security issues.

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"The US should have the most modern government in the world. Our goal here is simple", Kushner said in discussing the Council.

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In remarks to kick off the event, Kushner said he hopes the technology council will work to update American systems. The White House Office of American Innovation is hosting a series of working sessions to generate ideas to transform and modernize Government Services. Apple CEO Tim Cook plans to raise immigration, a person briefed on the matter said Sunday. The White House thinks it can take lessons from credit card companies in significantly reducing fraud.

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