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White House

Tim Cook and Other Tech Leaders Head to the White House

The World Around You
June 19, 2017

Today’s White House meeting to feature nearly 20 executives.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and the chief executives from other technology companies are heading to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Donald Trump. The Monday meeting comes as the White House hopes to get private sector help in cutting government waste and improving services, according to Reuters.

In a conference call on Friday about today’s event, the White House said that the administration believes up to $1 trillion could be saved over 10 years by cutting government information technology costs. It’s part of a larger Trump policy to shrink the size of the U.S. government.

Joining Cook in Washington are Alphabet Inc Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Chairman John Doerr and the leaders of Microsoft Corp, IBM Corp, Mastercard Inc., Intel Corp, Qualcomm Inc, Oracle Corp, and Adobe Systems Inc., among others.

The tech CEOs and Trump also plan to discuss the U.S. visa program for bringing high-skilled foreign workers into the country. In April, the president announced a review of the current program.

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