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Kushner reveals technology retired in 1980s still used by Pentagon

Kushner reveals technology retired in 1980s still used by Pentagon”

Executives from some of the world's biggest tech companies ventured to the White House Monday to take part in the first meeting of the American Technology Council, an advisory group that is supposed to help the Trump administration in its quest to modernize government. "This structure is unsustainable", Kushner said. As an example of how far the government is behind in technology, he discussed the Pentagon's use of floppy disks and costly data centers that could be moved to the cloud.

Yet numerous leading lights in the industry turned out for the first major meeting of the American Technology Council, which Trump commissioned in May and which is being shepherded by Kushner.

The headline announcement from the event was Trump's promise to overhaul creaking government computing infrastructure.

The worries deepened when the president signed the "Buy American and Hire American" executive order on April 18, calling to "rigorously enforce and administer the laws governing entry into the United States of workers from overseas". Digital Service to help federal agencies with technology projects.

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The meetings are expected to continue as the White House celebrates its tech meet.

America's tech leaders spoke to President Donald Trump of the need to upskill United States citizens to meet a growing demand for digital skills yesterday.

Kushner praised Veterans Affairs for updating its records to an electronic system before President Trump addressed the crowd later in the afternoon.

Trump said that the goal of the meetings is to lead a sweeping transformation of the federal government's technology that will deliver dramatically better services for citizens. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and International Business Machines Corp. Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged Trump's claims that the government needed to modernize and urged the president to ensure that coding becomes a requirement in schools, an issue that Cook has been incredibly vocal about in the past.

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A healthcare bill with "heart" is something that the president "clearly wants", as "he believes that health care is something near and dear to so many families and individuals", press secretary Sean Spicer said in a Tuesday press briefing.

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg could not attend due to a scheduling conflict, but Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner did make his first public speech since assuming his new position.

Trump introduced the tech executives as "special people" who employ "hundreds of thousands" of American workers and are "on the absolute cutting edge of innovation".

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