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Kushner aims to modernize the U.S. government

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:25

President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner welcomed CEOs of technology companies to the White House and says 'together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector' to modernize the U.S. government. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner welcomed CEOs of technology companies to the White House and said 'together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector' to modernize the U.S. government. "Many of our federal systems are decades old with our ten oldest being between 39 and 56 years old," Kushner said. "The Department of Defense, for example, still uses 8-inch floppy disk on some of its legacy systems." The meeting with nearly 20 chief executives from companies like Apple Inc and Amazon.com comes as the White House pushes to shrink government, cut federal employees and eliminate regulations. Many business executives are eager to work with the new administration as they face numerous regulatory and other policy issues. Trump, in May, created an "American Technology Council," the latest in a series of efforts to modernize the U.S. government. He signed a separate order in March to overhaul the federal government and tapped Kushner to lead a White House Office of American Innovation to leverage business ideas and potentially privatize some government functions.

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Kushner aims to modernize the U.S. government

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 01:25