In an executive order issued Monday, President Donald Trump outlined plans to create an American Technology Council to help government agencies modernize their digital services.
Former Microsoft and General Motors CFO Chris Liddell will serve as director of the council, according to a report from Axios. Real estate investor Reed Cordish will help him run the initiative.
The duo work for Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and a key advisor in the administration. Among other roles, Kushner leads the Trump administration’s new Office of American Innovation.
The American Technology Council will host a summit with about 20 executives from the technology industry to talk strategy in early June, Axios reports.
The White House isn’t disclosing the names on that list yet. Working with the polarizing Trump administration can be dangerous for private sector leaders, as Uber CEO Travis Kalanick discovered.
Shortly before taking office, President Trump hosted a meeting with top tech executives — including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Elon Musk, and others.
“Americans deserve better digital services from their Government,” today’s executive order says. “To effectuate this policy, the Federal Government must transform and modernize its information technology and how it uses and delivers digital services.”