President Trump will unveil a new White House office — the Office of American Innovation — today with “sweeping authority to overhaul the federal bureaucracy and fulfill key campaign promises — such as reforming care for veterans and fighting opioid addiction — by harvesting ideas from the business world and, potentially, privatizing some government functions,” reports the Washington Post. And Apple CEO Tim Cook will be involved.
The office will be reportedly staffed by business execs (both current and past) and is designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington, according to the Post. The Office of American Innovation will particularly focus on technology and data. Tapped to help in the effort are Cook, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk. The group has already hosted sessions with more than 100 such leaders and government officials, according to the Post.