Trump signs executive sequence to update U.S. supervision info tech

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WASHINGTON President Donald Trump announced on Monday he has sealed an executive sequence formulating a new record legislature to “transfer and modernize” a U.S. government’s information record systems.

A White House central reliable Monday that about 20 record arch executives will attend meetings during a White House in early Jun to speak about improving supervision information technology.

“Americans merit improved digital services from their Government. To effect this policy, a sovereign supervision contingency renovate and update a information record and how it uses and delivers digital services,” Trump’s executive sequence superannuated Apr 28 said.

Trump has hold a series of meetings with tip tech arch executives given apropos president, including Apple Inc, Facebook Inc, Alphabet Inc, IBM Corp, Microsoft Inc, and Tesla Inc.

In March, Trump sealed a apart sequence to renovate a sovereign government. Trump tapped Jared Kushner in Mar to lead a White House Office of American Innovation to precedence business ideas and potentially privatize some supervision functions as a White House pushes to cringe government, cut sovereign employees and discharge regulations.

Officially called a American Technology Council, Chris Liddell will be a director. He is a White House executive of vital initiatives, and former Microsoft and General Motors co arch financial officer.

A 2016 U.S. Government Accountability Office news publicly estimated a U.S. supervision spends some-more than $80 billion in IT annually, though pronounced spending has depressed by $7.3 billion given 2010. In 2015, there were during slightest 7,000 apart IT investments by a U.S. government, a news said.

The $80 billion figure does not embody Defense Department personal IT systems; and 58 eccentric executive bend agencies, including a Central Intelligence Agency, a news said.

The GAO news pronounced U.S. supervision IT investments “are apropos increasingly obsolete: many use old-fashioned program languages and hardware tools that are unsupported.”

The news found some agencies are regulating systems that have components that are during slightest 50 years old. “The Department of Defense uses 8-inch floppy disks in a bequest complement that coordinates a operational functions of a nation’s chief forces,” a news said.

The news pronounced a Defense Department skeleton to

update a complement by a finish of September.

The Treasury Department’s business master record of taxation information regarding to particular business income taxpayers dates behind to a 1950s and regulating an superannuated mechanism denunciation “and operates on an IBM mainframe.”

The legislature is chaired by Trump and includes a invulnerability secretary, homeland confidence secretary, bill executive and executive of inhabitant intelligence.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Bernard Orr)

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