Trump Taps Tech Titans to Tackle Government Waste

Tech leaders from America’s biggest companies will meet with President Donald Trump at the White House Monday to discuss innovative ways to streamline government services, trim regulations and cut federal costs.

Monday marks the first meeting of the American Technology Council, which was created by the president in May with the specific aim of modernizing government communication and infrastructure in order to improve the efficiency of the federal bureaucracy.

During a conference call Friday, White House officials said they saw an “economic opportunity” to cut $1 trillion in technology related costs over the next decade by improving IT. This comes as the White House looks to reduce government spending across all sectors and federal agencies.

One controversial issue likely to be debated Monday is the H-1B visa program, which is of high importance to the Silicon Valley greats. The program allows the government to temporarily admit skilled foreign workers in specialty occupations – and many of them are employed by tech companies. The Trump administration has said that U.S. businesses are abusing this program at the expense of qualified American workers who are seeking employment opportunities. The president signed an executive order in April directing federal agencies to review and propose changes to the program.

Leaders in attendance Monday include Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, Intel (INTC) CEO Brian Krzanich, Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella, IBM (IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty, Alphabet (GOOGL) CEO Eric Schmidt and Accenture (ACN) CEO Julie Sweet.

Already this year, multiple tech leaders have withdrawn from White House councils over the president’s controversial policies. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick left a White House business council in February following public criticism over his participation and Trump’s travel ban. Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk abandoned his posts earlier this month over the White House’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

Monday’s meeting will be conducted in concert with the Office of American Innovation, led by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, which was created in March to implement job creation policies by working with, and modeling programs after, the private sector.

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  • Eileen

    All these companies are H1-B abusers. I wonder if the President has another motive.

  • JohnDille

    EVERY TIME OBAMA TRIED TO DO THAT EXACT SAME SORT OF THING… REPUBLICANS BLOCKED THE EFFORT! WHY??? BECAUSE IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENT A FEW TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO UPGRADE ALL OF ITS COMPUTER AND OTHER TECHNICAL SYSTEMS, IT WOULD BECOME POSSIBLE FOR THE IRS TO TRACK DOWN, BILL… AND IF NECESSARY… SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTE ALL THE WEALTHY DEAD BEATS WHO CHEAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OUT OF AN ESTIMED 350 TO 500 BILLION DOLLARS IN ANNUAL REVENUES IT COULD COLLECT IF IT HAD THE INFRASTRUCTURE TO DO SO. THAT INFRASTRUCTURE WOULD INCLUDE MODERNIZED COMPUTER HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE… AND THE TOP PEOPLE TO RUN THEM!!! AND THAT IS WHAT OBAMA TRIED AND TRIED AND TRIED TO IMPLEMENT, BUT REPUBLICAN KEPT BLOCKING THAT… AND ALSO CUTTING BUDGETS FOR THAT! SO… NOW… TRUMP IS GOING TO GET THAT JOB DONE????? ONLY IF HE REFUSES TO UPGRADE ALL OF THE FEDERAL AGENCIES THAT COULD GO AFTER RICH TAX CHEATS AND REGULATION DODGERS AND OTHER SCAMMERS…. RICH REPUBLICANS, IN OTHER WORDS!!! AND IF TRUMP DOES THAT… THERE WOULD BE LITTLE POINT TO UPGRADING THE REST OF THE FEDERAL SYSTEM!!! SO… TRUMP IS SIMPLY WAVING HIS ARMS AND WAVING HIS MAGIC WAND… AND IMPRESSING HIS PUPPET SUPPORTERS BY DOING… ABSOLUTELY NOTHING OF ANY CONSEQUENCE!!! THE US ECONOMY IS DOING PRETTY GOOD… MOSTLY BECAUSE TRUMP HAS YET TO DO ANYTHING TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM THAT OBAMA LEFT HIM! THAT WILL CHANGE BEGINNING ON THE FIRST OF OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR… AND IN THE SEVERAL MONTHS BEFORE THAT, SENSIBLE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GET REALLY NERVOUS ABOUT HOW TRUMP’S POLICIES ARE GOING TO HARM THE SYSTEM THAT OBAMA LEFT IN PLACE! BY LABOR DAY… WE ARE GOING TO START SEEING EVER BIGGER CRACKS IN THE DAM… AND… MOST LIKELY… BY SEPTEMBER AND OTOBER, ALL HADES IS GOING TO BREAK LOOSE!!! BE PREPARED!!!