President Trump meets with CEOs of US tech giants. President Donald Trump will huddle with the leaders of Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and other top technology companies on Monday, as his administration tries to harness Silicon Valley’s expertise to upgrade the dated inner workings of the U.S. government.
Much like his predecessors in the White House, Trump and his team believe that Washington, D.C., has been too slow to adapt to the digital age. They fret that the lumbering federal bureaucracy is hamstrung by outmoded technology, often in such troubling ways that veterans have a hard time obtaining their medical records. And they want federal agencies to start taking advantage of new tools, including artificial intelligence, to address lingering ills, like fraudulent government spending.