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Trump, Tech Execs Meet to Discuss Govt Computing Modernization Strategies

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High-ranking executives of 18 U.S. technology firms met with President Donald Trump on Monday to discuss possible ways to increase efficiency of computing systems in the government, Reuters reported Tuesday.

The report said attendees of the meeting include leaders of Amazon, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Adobe Systems, Alphabet, Apple, Kleiner Perkins and Qualcomm.

They are members of the American Technology Council created by the White House in May to support federal information technology modernization efforts.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos urged the Trump administration to use commercially available technologies as well as artificial intelligence, machine learning and worker retraining systems.

The White House aims to save more than $1 trillion over 10 years by implementing measures to update government IT systems, eliminate wasteful activities and manage public services.

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