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Trump criticises federal government technology as outdated

Trump criticises federal government technology as outdated

The company already confirmed that Kalanick doesn't have any plans to participate, and earlier this year he resigned from another one of Trump's councils.

"Government needs to catch up with the technology revolution", Trump told a cast of industry leaders, including Microsoft Corp. Another tech meeting is also scheduled later for this week, though that is expected focused more on new technologies such as the IoT, and drones.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday as part of an attempt to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.

"Together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before". Facebook (FB.O) CEO Mark Zuckerberg was invited but could not attend because of a conflict, the company said.

79 people feared dead in London high-rise fire
Two neighbouring Tube lines are to be partly suspended into a second day amid safety concerns of debris falling on to the tracks. Cundy said there may have been other people in the tower that police are not aware of, which would add to the final death toll.

He added that his office is "working with hundreds of talented civil servants", and that they "have set ambitious goals and empowered interagency teams to tackle our objectives". Amazon founder Jeff Bezos encouraged the government to use commercial technology to save money and develop artificial intelligence to improve government services.

Kushner cited some examples of the current technology infrastructure, noting the use of floppy discs in Pentagon "legacy systems".

Trump tapped Kushner to lead the office. Leaders at Apple and Google were among the American corporate executives who appealed to the president to stay in the pact.

Several tech firm executives disagreed with the President's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change, including Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk who resigned from White House advisory councils. On immigration, Trump said he would help tech companies get the talent they needed. IBM was prominent last week during the White House's push for apprenticeships. He said there was "a lot of room for optimization in the federal government".


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