And it's a good thing, as Kushner who is helping to spearhead the White House Office of American Innovation pointed out the severely outdated technology the public sector still uses including floppy discs, and data systems that have been in use for over 50 years.
Kushner said that while he had been warned that government change could be slow, he has found "exactly the opposite" and praised the "talented civil servants" he is working with.
Of course this will make it easier for spooks and hackers to snuffle but at the moment that some Pentagon legacy systems still rely on floppy disks which makes the material hard for hackers to read.
"I think it's pretty telling that the president brings these kind of people together", he said. He stepped down from a number of White House advisory councils after a different controversial Trump decision - withdrawing the USA from the Paris climate agreement.
CEOs from firms such as Adobe, Akamai, Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Palantir, and Qualcomm were in attendance, along with investors such as Peter Thiel, who was one of the few Silicon Valley execs to show support for Trump during his presidential campaign.
Technology CEOS are expected at the White House Monday for an event focused on modernizing government.
The White House is seeking to shrink government, reduce the federal workforce and eliminate regulations.
Trump's efforts to reach out to Silicon Valley follow the example of former president Barack Obama, who met regularly with technology executives and launched the U.S. Digital Service in an effort to recruit private-sector talent and modernize government. In a statement provided to Morning Consult, Gelsinger said that he was pleased to attend the summit and "discuss innovative solutions like cloud computing and virtualization".
"We're embracing big change, bold thinking, and outsider perspectives to transform government and make it the way it should be".
White House senior adviser Jared Kushner speaks at the opening session of the White House meeting with technology Chief Executive Officers to mark "technology week", Monday, June 19, 2017, in the Indian Treat Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington.