Trump creates tech advisory council

Trump creates tech advisory council
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President Trump signed an executive order on Monday creating a new technology council to help advise the government on streamlining its IT operations.

A White House official told The Hill that the American Technology Council will be run by Chris Liddell, an assistant to the president and former CFO of Microsoft.

The council will meet with Silicon Valley leaders sometime in June to discuss ideas on modernizing government operations, the official added.

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The council is part of Trump senior adviser Jared Kushner’s White House Office of Innovation, which was established in March to try to streamline government operations.

“We should have excellence in government,” Kushner told The Washington Post in March. “The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens.”

Axios first reported the creation of the council and the planned meeting with tech leaders.

--This report was updated at 10:35 a.m.