Trump establishes American Technology Council

President Donald Trump on April 28 signed an executive order to establish the American Technology Council.

The council's mission is to promote the "secure, efficient and economical use of information technology," according to the executive order. The ATC will strategize the federal government's use of IT and offer advice related to IT policy decisions and processes, among other tasks.

"Americans deserve better digital services from their Government," the executive order reads. "To effectuate this policy, the Federal Government must transform and modernize its information technology and how it uses and delivers digital services."

The ATC will comprise 19 members, including the U.S. chief technology officer, Vice President Mike Pence and President Trump, who will serve as chairman. The acting president will also designate a director, who will be an employee of the executive office.

The executive order and ATC will terminate on Jan. 20, 2021.

Click here to read the executive order.

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