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Presidential Executive Order on Establishment of American Technology Council

Presidential Executive Order on the Establishment of the American Technology Council, Executive Order, May 1, 2017

“Purpose.  To promote the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, this order establishes the American Technology Council (ATC).
…Sec. 6. ATC Functions. (a) The principal functions of the ATC shall be to:

(i) coordinate the vision, strategy, and direction for the Federal Government’s use of information technology and the delivery of services through information technology;
(ii) coordinate advice to the President related to policy decisions and processes regarding the Federal Government’s use of information technology and the delivery of services through information technology…”

  • See also via – White House takes on technology revamp: “The council will include 18 leadership officials from various federal agencies and components, plus a yet-to-be-named director of the council, “who shall be an employee of the Executive Office of the President designated by the President,” according to the order. From within the White House, membership includes Kushner, the director of the Office of Management and Budget and the administrator of the U.S. Digital Services, as well as the still-to-be-named CIO, chief technology officer and head of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. The head of the General Services Administration and its Technology Transformation Service (which oversees innovation shop 18F) will also have seats at the table.”
  • And on April 28, 2017: “U.S. Representative Will Hurd (R-Texas), Chairman of the House Information Technology Subcommittee, introduced the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act today with fellow Subcommittee members and thought-leaders from across the aisle Reps. Robin Kelly (D-Illinois) and Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia). This bipartisan federal IT reform package is designed to reduce wasteful IT spending and strengthen information security by accelerating the federal government’s transition to modern technology like cloud computing.”

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