The White House today announced Jared Kushner was tapped to head up a new enterprise within the White House, the Office of American Innovation. The objective of the initiative is to bring private-sector efficiency to federal bureaucracy.
According to a memorandum released by the White House, the office will bring together the best ideas from government, the private sector, and other thought leaders to ensure that America is ready to solve today’s most intractable problems, and is positioned to meet tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. The office will focus on implementing policies and scaling proven private-sector models to spur job creation and innovation.
“As a former leader in the private sector, I am proud to officially announce the White House Office of American Innovation, which will develop innovative solutions to many problems our country faces,” President Trump stated. “One of the primary reasons I ran for President was the need for new thinking and real change, and I know the Office and its team will help us meet those challenges.”
Combining internal resources with the private sector’s innovation and creativity will allow the federal government to better serve the American people, according to Kushner.