Tim Cook: Tech employees are 'nervous' about immigration

"We have approximately $3.5 trillion of market value in this room - but that's nearly the exact number that we've created since my election", he said to laughter from the attendees. He said that the 10 oldest systems are between 39 and 56 years old, adding that the Pentagon uses floppy disks in some cases.

Last month, the President formed the American Technology Council, which is spearheaded by Kushner.

The effort is part of a broader plan to shrink government, cut federal employees, and eliminate regulations.

"We have challenged ourselves to pursue change, empower interagency teams", Kushner said.

"Americans deserve better digital services from their government", read the order.

It's tech week at the Trump White House, which means once again we'll watch what's become a ritual humiliation.

Jared Kushner, son-in-law to President Trump and top White House advisor, spoke in front of technology CEO's while addressing the government's outdated IT infrastructure.

This was the first meeting of the White House's American Technology Council, which will see the Trump administration work alongside tech companies to bring federal bureaucracy up to date with the latest technology.

Kushner's trip to the Middle East is perhaps the clearest sign yet that the expanding Russian Federation investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller has not resulted in a downsizing of his far-reaching policy portfolio, nor has it given Trump pause about deploying him as his representative overseas.

Out of the remaining 18, many have opposed the President in different instances, including outspoken statements and funding to his adversaries during the presidential campaign a year ago. 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. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt and International Business Machines Corp.

The senior aide is scheduled to arrive on Wednesday for meetings in Jerusalem al-Quds and Ramallah, a White House official said Tuesday.

"We're working very diligently with everybody, including Congress, on immigration so that you can get the people you want in your companies", the president said.

"Together we will unleash the creativity of the private sector to provide citizen services in a way that has never happened before", Kushner said. However, Elon Musk has pulled Tesla from the council in the wake of President Trump's decision to leave the Paris Accord - a decision that has been nearly universally condemned in the tech community.

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