President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector.
Trump announced the White House Office of American Innovation in a memo Monday. “The office will focus on implementing policies and scaling proven private-sector models to spur job creation and innovation,” he wrote.
The innovation office will be led by Jared Kushner, a senior adviser to Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump’s husband, and will report directly to the president. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said early priorities for the office will be modernizing technology in the federal government and overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs.
In the memo, Trump said the office will make recommendations to the president “on policies and plans that improve government operations and services, improve the quality of life for Americans now and in the future, and spur job