President Trump’s newly created White House Office of American Innovation will seek to overhaul government functions by using ideas from the business sector.
Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, will lead the office.
“One of the primary reasons I ran for president was the need for new thinking and real change, and I know the office and its team will help us meet those challenges,” Trump said March 27.
Among those working on the effort are National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn; Dina Powell, senior counselor to the president for economic initiatives; and Reed Cordish, assistant to the president for intragovernmental and technology initiatives.
More than 100 private-sector CEOs and others have already discussed the initiative with White House officials.
Topics the new office will tackle include these:
- Modernizing government services and information technology.
- Creating transformational infrastructure projects.
- Implementing regulatory and process reforms.
- Creating manufacturing jobs.
- Developing “workforce of the future” programs.