Senior Adviser Jared Kushner Remarks at American Technology Council…

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser to the office of the president, delivered remarks at an event for the American Technology Council.

Mr. Kushner generally keeps the lowest of low profiles so his appearance and public speaking immediately stunned the MSM and created atomic level ‘splodey heads.   The media was caught off-guard.

Mr Kushner was speaking about the ongoing Trump administration efforts to put operational efficiencies into government functions, reducing the overall size, scope, and cumbersome bureaucracy inherent in the out-dated systems.

Amid the audience members and participatory business leaders were various corporatist ideologues who are aligned in common cause against President Trump, including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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152 Responses to Senior Adviser Jared Kushner Remarks at American Technology Council…

  1. NYGuy54 says:

    I believe that is the first time I’ve heard him speak

    Liked by 12 people

  2. auscitizenmom says:

    He speaks very clearly and is easy to understand and follow. I was very impressed.

    Liked by 10 people

  3. M33 says:

    Blow ’em away, Jared!

    Liked by 7 people

  4. wj2016 says:

    No splodey head, I just don’t like this child having influence over President Trump. I couldn’t care less what he has to say .

    Liked by 3 people

  5. BMG says:

    Impressive young man. Long overdue for gubermint to go high tech; increase effficiency, reduce costs, and increase governments responsiveness to its citizens.

    MAGA.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Wend says:

      I like Jared a lot. He’s an old soul.

      Liked by 9 people

      • jackphatz says:

        Old soul is correct. He’s typical of someone normally Democratic by environmental circumstances who finally ‘hears’ the other side. No fears of suddenly having a hex placed upon them, making them go to church, but just learning what the other side is about. The common sense to it. The logic.

        (This is what Rush has said about those on the Left afraid of hearing anything from the Right, it may change their way of thinking.)

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    • duchess01 says:

      Absotutalutely, BMG! Long overdue – imho

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  6. Risasi says:

    No “splodey” head for me either. I’m cautiously neutral. I want to be hopeful and optimistic about him. Seeing him in the public limelight is nice…certainly better than hiding in the shadows. Time will tell for Mr. Kushner.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      Maybe you haven’t been paying attention!

      Jared and his behind the scene’s work on the final deal with Saudi Arabia that will eventually equate to thousands of jobs and a profit of $400+ billion dollars.

      http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/19/politics/jared-kushner-saudi-arms-deal-lockheed-martin/index.html

      From the article linked above:

      The deal was finalized in part thanks to the direct involvement of Jared Kushner, the President’s son-in-law and senior adviser. He shocked a high-level Saudi delegation earlier this month when he personally called Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson and asked if she would cut the price of a sophisticated missile detection system, according to a source with knowledge of the call.

      The Paris Agreement was killed by our President. He can love his kids and their spouses and still do what is best for our country!

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    • ALEX says:

      Wrong. Brad Parscale the Presidents digital guru and a brilliant man the same age as Jared has stated Jared was the campaign manager throughout all the changes and the Presidents go to person…You are flat wrong and obviously ignorant of this and led around by hack websites who spew vile nonesense…

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  7. Well now. Looks like Jared isn’t in hiding. Great speech, covers the huge expense to maintain the older systems. I should know. I convert DOS db into Windows 7 based dbs for the fire departments on military installations. Yes there’s still quite a few left. 3.5 floppy drives are so last year/snark.

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  8. Owlen Rose says:

    There’s a lot of Trump supporters who despise Jared, I’m not one of them. Why? Because Trump trusts him, and I trust Trump. Plus, if it came down to choosing him or Bannon ( I like Bannon too), Trump hinted he would pick Jared.

    He’s smart and in this speech, wants to make innovation changes of outdated systems. Clearly, he, like Trump, is out to #MAGA.

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  9. dizzymissl says:

    Our government, with all it spends, still uses floppy disks. Let that sink in

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  10. Tonawanda says:

    I wondered when we would get to hear the young man!

    Did BO (or anyone from his administration) ever utter 4 minutes worth of statements like Kushner just gave?

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  11. Dr T says:

    This man has faced enormously serious personal and business challenges in his life over the past decade due to his farher’s errors . He had to step up to the plate to save their family business. He is very conservative religious and broke up with Ivanka due to her not being Jewish , reason for her conversion. He wanted all his family to follow the same religion . He seems to respect and admire our President and was absolutely instrumental in developing the internet platform during the election that helped us win the WH. Our President really likes him and trusts him so I will defer to his judgement. MAGA

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    • StateSovereigntyNationalUnion says:

      Imagine a single mindedness to chart an independent path not only contrary to your own family’s beliefs but contrary to your entire social circle, inclusive of supporting your father-in-law’s campaign for President when not only did no one think he could win, but everyone made fun of him at every turn. Any as a reward for his efforts, he is not only attacked daily by both the opposition, and is quite possibly the subject of a criminal investigation, but he has the added bonus of being attacked by conservatives.

      How can there not be a big branch in the Treehouse for a conservative, a man of religious faith, a family man, a striver, a builder, a fighter, a reformer, a Patriot?

      We are all never going to all agree on everything. Criticism is fine. Outright rejection of Kushner I don’t understand.

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      • dutzie60 says:

        Well said SSNU. Great perspective.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        I couldn’t agree with you more SSNU. What more does the critics want of Jared? You have named his outstanding character traits. He is even working for free. Moved his entire family to DC to work. It’s these character assassinations of good people that make me wonder about those being so judgmental.

        I wish Jared well and great, great success. He is a great assess to his father-in-law. What he succeeds at just might help these critics and their loved ones.

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      • Ned says:

        Jared wrote Trump’s speech at AIPAC and just blew up the place. It was fantastic. Jared knows what the Jews want. Naturally the head of AIPAC, apologized to Hillary for Trump’s criticism of her and Obama. Jared would do well to stay with that area of expertise and negotiate something there. NO matter how things work out for Jared personally, his being so close to power will forever benefit his career.

        Jared has had a few missteps with VP Pence and this Russian crap. He was not forth telling on some disclosures – you need to be honest about that… Having said that I doubt that he was up to anything nefarious. I simply REJECT his and Ivanka’s social liberalism.
        I also didn’t vote FOR either of them. They are NOT conservatives. How Ivanka, who claims to have read the Paris agreement and still want to STAY IN IT, shows me she is dumb. I’d rather they BOTH return to NYC soon….

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    • Ned says:

      Ivanka hurts her father’s agenda. I have Orthodox Jewish friends and she continues to embarrass them. For example, June under Obama became LBGT month. Notice President Trump has made it homeowners month. What does Ivanka tweet, as a converted Orthodox Jew?

      “This month we celebrate and honor the #LGBTQ community,” she wrote. “I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.”
      “Logging back on after Shavuot, wishing everyone a joyful #Pride2017. This month we celebrate and honor the #LGBTQ community.
      9:21 PM – 1 Jun 2017

      Funny, considering her father — who she campaigned alongside, let’s not forget — helped to roll back the right for trans students to use the bathroom according to their gender identity. Devos, the Secretary of education wanted to EXPAND on LBGT and bathrooms. Thankfully Sessions and President Trump had a closed door meeting to stop that.

      Who are conservatives BOYCOTTING because of changing room policies?
      TARGET!
      What does Ivanka do? Wears a $35.00 dress from TARGET! Of course the media immediately picked up on that. Perhaps she is dumb enough to believe by wearing a cheap dress, others will be convinced she identifies with them. It’s phony. People see through that and the fact it was a dress from Target, which I doubt she tried on with a male, just highlights how out of synch she is with Trump’s base.

      Many of us conservatives were very nervous about President’s decision on the Paris agreement. Ivanka and Jared were all FOR staying in it. BOTH buy into fake science. Thankfully President Trump kept another campaign promise and rejected it leaving the door open to negotiation which the others slammed shut – love that! Meanwhile the world’s biggest polluters, China and India can pollute away and the U.S> was to pay trillions to India to bring them up. I will leave it at that.

      I listened to Jared deliver his over view. He;s not as knowledgeable as others believe he is. He had to keep looking down. HE appeared a tad defensive and has no presence.
      I would be far more comfortable if Rudy G. has a hand in this too. HE does great work in IT and SECURITY! This country is too big and complex to run as a family business. I;d LOVE to see Donald Trump JR have the role that Ivanka and Jared ate trying to play. Donald JR is bright, confident and loves his dad too. I do understand WHY Trump has them there… the swamp is a lonely place… I know he can trust Ivanka … not sure about Jared who was texting some liberal about Bannon. I have MORE confidence in
      Bannon than Jared any day. The problem is Jared and Ivanka are flaming LIBERALS.
      I am a Trumper from day one but I’d love to see Ivanka and Jared move back to NYC in the near future as Trump gets his people in place.

      My 2 cents!

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      • F104 says:

        That’s the way I feel but have really struggled to express it. I have a lot of mixed feelings. I see Trump doing what I feel are great things and I see him not talking about the wall and getting us into more senseless wars. This is counter to what he ran on. He did discuss blowing up isis with aircraft but now we have troops on the ground. I have a news flash for you, We don’t have to worry about muslims killing each other on the other side of planet earth. What we do have to worry about is the millions of muslims the government brought into our country and are continuing to bring in. We also need to ask why did our so-called leaders bring in people that want to kill us? There are some prominent treepers slobbering kisses all over Ivanka and Jared that I believe this is more wishful thinking than anything.

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  12. velvetfoot says:

    He did a great job on the speech. Talked commonsense, which, is a hallmark of the Trump administration.

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  13. Talk about ‘splodey head!!! Mine nearly did when Jared mentioned fed govt is still checking for Y2K compliance!!! WTH??? That was 18 years ago. My DDH had to help his customers do that – it was insane. Any equipment that had a clock was supposed to do that. But those clocks were daily – i.e. 24 hours, then turn over.

    DDH said, smothering his laughter, “The machine doesn’t know or care what year it is!” Many of his clients just didn’t get it. Some of the guys on the shop floor suspected chicanery of some kind, but trusted DDH to help them out and keep them out of trouble with the front office, which he did.

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    • For Treepers under age 30 – the calendar change from Dec. 31, 1999 to Jan. 1, 2000 was the big day. People seriously feared planes falling out of the sky, all computers blowing up, power stations turning off so no electricity, and worse.

      My own sister, the liberal, called me and said, “Sis, are we going to be okay?” I knew how much she admired DDH’s brains and engineering expertise, so I was able to reassure her, “DH (he was alive then) says everything is going to be fine. Nothing to worry about.” And yes, she has a college degree!

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      • JAS says:

        I was there in the trenches for Y2K. It was blown way out of proportion. The world was going to end! Of course it didn’t. The issue was not the machines. it was software and op systems programmed to only hold 2 digits for the year in date fields. It was easily changed and life went on. To computer hardware a date is just another bunch of zeroes and ones. Computers don’t know it’s a date!

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        • El Torito says:

          Everyone criticizes y2k bug in hindsight, but no one was laughing beforehand.

          Of course it was the SW. EVERY time you make ANY SW change, you have no assurance that it will perform the same on the HW running it, or that if wont mess up something else. Every SW change has to be verified for compatibility and performance, even if no HW changes are made, you could argue *especially* if no HW changes are made.

          I laugh when people view a “system” as hardware only.

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          • JAS says:

            That was also because everyone was using top-down programming while we had been developing and using airtight subroutine libraries with assembler compiling and calls since the early 80’s. The same model used today, although we had to write our own. All we had to do was examine the 20 lines of code or so in the date subroutines, Not tens of thousands of lines of top-down coded software. The equivalent of “functions” in MS Office software.

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      • jackphatz says:

        I can still remember that day. Not too cold so my Daughter was out with a girlfriend in the neighborhood and I was watching Hitchcocks “The Birds”. I love Hitchcock!

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      • What another 20 years for 2037…

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      • Dehbashi says:

        Oh I remember the Y2K hysteria. I was in middle school when it was supposed to happen. My family was laughing at the hysteria knowing that none of that was going to happen. So it helped me when others were freaking out including teachers. It was my first foray into the insanity of some people to prepare me as a It Technician.

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      • trialbytruth says:

        I was a Y2K terrorist . At the stroke of midnight I turned off the power . My teen children went nuts it was better than ghost stories at the camp fire

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      • Ned says:

        People who worked in IT, knew better. We laughed. Jared is a light weight.
        Without notes in front of him, he’d have nothing to say. He delivered a general over view. I am not impressed with Jared or Ivanka. Both are soclal liberals who are very shallow. Jared may set the world on fire with real estate but not IT. I am eager to see President Trump get the right people in these positions that KNOW what they are talking about and ON HIS SIDE. Hopefully when that happens these two can pack up and go back to NYC.

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    • JAS says:

      Almost fell off my chair when I read that!

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    • i'm just sayin'.. says:

      Think of dozens (?), hundred (?), thousands (?) of bureaucrats doing mindless work for 18 years and not saying a word.

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    • EternalVigilanc3 says:

      To those chuckling bout Y2k and planes fallin outa the sky. It would have happened. However many coders saved the day 5 years before. It was only right before Y2k that MSM beat the drums of doom, that scared so many. If you dont believe me read your local paper at the time and how many small business lost their comps

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  14. dalethorn says:

    Mazeroski just hit it out of the park on his first at-bat. Simply stunning!

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  15. cyn3wulf says:

    All that Swamp-work down the drain…

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  16. Jennifer Kashani says:

    Very happy he is working for our benefit! He seems like one of the best people we could have for this task of finally updating our governments systems and processes. Someone who actually cares about this is so refreshing and so good for US!!!! I feel like he is going to save us as a country so much money and time and I love that!!! I agree that if President Trump trusts Jared then I trust him too. Glad I got to hear him speak thank you for posting!

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  17. AmyB says:

    I think Jared said they were going to foster a new set of start-ups under the focus of govtech. I assume this means they will be engaging entrepreneurs to work on these new systems. Kinda took the wind out of the sails of Cook and Bezos, I’d reckon. No more billion dollar deals with the tech billionaires who want to rule the world. On the other hand, there for sure won’t be any subsidizing incompetent, unworkable Solyndras by this administration. They’ll be two criteria – can your system improve the lives of ordinary citizens and how much money can you save the taxpayers. Great, prove it. Companies will never be given graft for doing a poor job like Michelle Obama’s friend’s Canadian company which was paid $634 million based on an original $93 million contract to produce the failed Obamacare website. Yeah, that’s not gonna happen anymore.

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    • Has anyone ever calculated the entire cost – throughout the U.S. – of Obamacare websites? It was millions in Oregon alone! I didn’t even know about your example, AmyB!

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      • rashamon says:

        That was the disaster the Obama administration kept trying to bury, but it rebounded higher and wider with every effort — the opaque part of your taxpayer dollar for which you will never receive an accounting, an explanation, or any payback when it has to be deep-sixed. Needless to say, Obama and his cabal made no other effort to improve government systems.

        This is exactly the type of government Mr. Kushner needs to prevent as the administration strives to improve its systems for, as we have experienced, left in the wrong hands, it becomes Fibber McGee’s closet! (Anybody remember that radio program?).

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      • Ned says:

        Whats even worse the FRONT ENDS of Obamacare were NOT complete and they rolled it out anyway. It was also NOT secure. Obama could have cared less. ALL he wanted was to make sure a SINGLE PAYER GOVERNMENT system was in place. HE wanted the government to control every aspect of your life.

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    • Ned says:

      I’d like to see President Trump contract out to SMALL and MEDIUM sized companies to HELP them grow their business. Large companies will use CHEAP FOREIGN LABOR to do the IT work – India! I want the IT people to be legal Americans. Too many have lost their jobs and had to TRAIN their cheap foreign replacement.

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  18. highdezertgator says:

    Movie Brazil – Ministry of Information scene

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    • GrantsLounge says:

      A must see movie for all !

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    • Vince says:

      One of my favorite gags in that movie is near Sam’s workstation. There is a green bar printer (An old mainframe type printer that prints out gigantic printouts on rolls of paper, kind of like a roll of toilet paper, not individual pages) near Sam’s workstation. In one scene, Sam and his boss are having a conversation, and you can see the printer in the background. It is printing out a giant report, which is sent up and over a spool, back down to a shredder right next to the printer, where the report is shredded.

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  19. Another example of how awful the past administrations ( plural) have been, so glad to see these much needed upgrades and cuts in waste that the Trump administration are giving us.

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  20. Kushner has stepped up to tackle – where no one has succeeded – one of the greatest obstacles to timely, efficient and effective government services.

    The Trump Administration will generate fierce competition, negotiate great outcome-based deals and develop productive collaboration at an unheard-of pace … just as the Cabinet is teaming to accomplish for trade and defense.

    Success here would literally be worth TRILLIONS.

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  21. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    I have no qualms about him being a close adviser to President Trump. The president wouldn’t have him there if he was not trustworthy. It is mutual love and respect. He is an American and was raised in America, as opposed to Obama’s Valery Jarret who was raised in Iran. I think young blood is good.

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  22. i'm just sayin'.. says:

    What? The government to phase out of Commodore 64?

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  23. aqua says:

    Imagine that Obama IGNORED the fact that floppy disks were still being used in some systems of the government, despite all his meetings with high level technology people.

    Truly, nothing got done that was of any use in that last awful administration. And had Hillary won, it would still be left by the wayside. Anything she did was propped up by her speechwriters, anyway. There was no there there.

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    • Ned says:

      What people don’t understand it MANY companies use floppies for stuff that is OLD and NOT important. What NEEDS to be upgraded is the stuff we NEED such as Vet stuff. NOT ALL has to be upgraded. Besides we don’t have the money to UPGRADE ALL of it. We already have enough DEBT! Yes , it can be offset by laying off people but didn’t Obama UNIONIZE federal employees making it difficult to get rid of them?

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  24. ALEX says:

    Every time i see these businessmen and women in the Trump administration I always remember something like 6% of Obama officials at the top had any private sector employment history. It was college to government and back to college….

    This is a brilliant young man who is schooled in modern business and communication. His critics are laughable and robotic shills.

    The Presidents family is a great asset. Just seeing him with his wife every single day makes you think how odd that must have been for five months…

    MAGA

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    • Ned says:

      Obama had arm chair academians that were communists and hated our country.
      They tried to erase Christianity and promote Islam. Islam offers NOTHING of value to the west but terrorism and going back in time. Their “religion” is repressive.

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  25. Spar Harmon says:

    I suspect that Mr. Kushner has not expended much effort in being a ‘killer’ public speaker, but he knows how to be dispassionately clear. I am betting he is a formidable negotiator who makes sure he is in command of the facts at issue.

    Clarity, focus, drive, honesty, high ethical standards :: what is not to like in someone place in a responsible position?

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    • Lack is not all says:

      With that you probably want to say that he is not a good for nothing politician. I agree.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      The only reason I gather that the naysayer Treepers don’t like Jared is because he’s P45’s son-in-law.

      Think about that.

      That’s the only reason.

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      • Ned says:

        That’s not true for me. Jared is a social liberal like Ivanka and very much over rated.
        I wish Donald Trump JUNIOR was in D.C.. DT JR is a bright guy that gets hings done and a clear thinker.

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  26. jackphatz says:

    So none of the rotating administrations has made any attempt to keep the system flowing at peak and no modernization since the toilet! Another positive reason why a business back ground is optimum and lawyer/politicians are bad for business, especially our governments business.

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  27. booger71 says:

    Before I retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2008, we were still setting up our counts in
    labor intensive DOS when perfectly good software was out there designed for prisons. We were still loading our software with floppy discs.I think they still are. Talking to people in others areas of the DOJ, I got the same story. The Federal government is light years behind in terms of software and hardware. It is good to see Jared trying to take us into the 21st century.

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  28. Spar Harmon says:

    I notice in many comments of late an unrelenting suspicion, even paranoia, about everyone in government; often, also, an undertone of projection. It is like an infectious disease: someone issues an ill-tempered, ill-wishing statement and a bunch, like wild pack animals, pile on.

    It does not matter what your opinion is, that mode of expression kills civility of discourse and is ultimately an inhibition on free expression.

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  29. fedback says:

    Brillant young man

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  30. TwoLaine says:

    8 1/2 inch floppies? I remember those from the early 80s. I also remember when my computer guy told me all I would ever need was a 2 gb hard drive.

    US military uses 8-inch floppy disks to coordinate nuclear force operations
    by Dan Mangan
    25 May 2016

    http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/25/us-military-uses-8-inch-floppy-disks-to-coordinate-nuclear-force-operations.html

    I remember when my offspring’s friends saw a record once. They asked me if it was a large CD.

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  31. MOA says:

    There is a “cut the Gordian knot” fix for US bureaucracy and the public service (sic) in general.
    Sack 33% of them tomorrow morning, put the rest on private sector conditions and no American citizen would notice the difference.

    Never forget a bureaucrat is a parasite on your work product, every dollar he “earns”, every dollar in tax he pays comes from your pocket.

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  32. El Torito says:

    I freely admit I know nothing about Jared, other than the fact he owns/owned (?) some newspaper, I think. And I know about his contributions since being on the Trump Train. I had never heard of him prior to that. Because I have absolute and unbreakable faith in DJT, I don’t need to know anything else.

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  33. Pam says:

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  34. Personal AHA moment in President Trump’s Tech Titan Council:

    • Cook proposes that every kid learns “CODING”.

    • Over the past 50 years, our Education System has utterly failed by “REHASHING” the same subjects year-after-year, instead of taking what’s expected from each grade to a NEW LEVEL!

    THOUGHT-STARTERS for putting American Education back ON TOP:

    Elementary School: Master the BASICS.
    • Reading, Writing and Composition
    • Arithmetic and Online Research
    • Personal Development: Values, Integrity and Conflict Resolution

    Middle School: Learn the TOOLS.
    • Coding and Languages
    • Mathematics and Sciences
    • History: Why and How beyond the What

    High School: Develop the DISCIPLINES.
    • Fact-Based Analysis
    • Team-Based Problem-Solving
    • Government Evolution based on Failures and Lessons Learned

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    • Version 2.0 with a little more on purpose:

      Elementary School: Master the BASICS for SELF DEVELOPMENT.

      Middle School: Learn the TOOLS to UNDERSTAND our WORLD.

      High School: Develop the LIFELONG DISCIPLINES to CONTRIBUTE.

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  35. yucki says:

    Jared Kushner is a Third Generation Bielsky Partisan.

    THE BIELSKI PARTISANS
    —Operating in Western Belorussia (Belarus) between 1942 and 1944, the Bielski partisan group was one of the most significant Jewish resistance efforts against Nazi Germany during World War II.

    —While its members did fight against the Germans and their collaborators, the Bielski group leaders emphasized providing a safe haven for Jews, particularly women, children, and elderly persons who managed to flee into the forests.

    —Under the protection of the Bielski group, more than 1,200 Jews survived the war, one of the most successful rescue efforts during the Holocaust.

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007563

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    • yucki says:

      RAE KUSHNER: A STORY OF JEWISH RESISTANCE

      It was in those forests, and in those moments of pain and hunger, and when those men and women were digging for their lives, that it became evident that it was either Israel, or nothing.

      http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Rae-Kushner-A-story-of-Jewish-resistance-375652

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      • yucki says:

        These were no beta wimps.
        From: Holocaust Resistance: The Bielski Brothers and the “Otriad”

        …The surviving Bielski family member became the de facto leaders of a resistance movement that started when they were forced to flee their home. But the Bielskis were more than that. These were all men of incredible will and personal strength who were born to lead others. They insisted on absolute obedience from anyone who wanted to join them, and their credo became not merely to resist, but to save lives.

        The guiding philosophy of Tuvia Bielski and other leaders of the Jewish resistance was that all Jews must be protected. Saving Jews superseded taking revenge against the Germans. Women, children and the elderly were accepted in the unit, including Jewish refugees who had fled other partisan units or the ghettos.…

        …The Bielski Partisans felt it necessary to ruthless in order to ensure their survival. Collaborators who turned in partisans to Nazi authorities were executed after cursory investigation…

        http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-bielski-brothers-and-the-ldquo-otriad-rdquo

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  36. tvollrath66 says:

    Jared is a doer, although a young one. I won’t hold that against him. : D Proud to have him on the team.
    Doers get it done

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  37. The story of the Bielski brothers and their movement is one of the most inspiring of WW II. Yes, they were strong leade5rs, also disciplined. The fact that they saved so many people is one of those miracles that few know about. Most resistance was led by the Communists. The Bielskis worked with them, but were not Communists. They knew or sensed that the Commies were just as bad, if not worse, than the Nazis.

    Here’s my favorite anecdote about Tuvia – you need to know that neither he nor his brothers ever backed down from a fight, especially the anti-Semitic bullies of the neighborhood. So, before WW II, Tuvia had joined the Polish Army. One morning he was brought before his angry commanding officer who demanded to know why Tuvia had gotten into a bar fight AGAIN.

    “Sorry, sir,” Tuvia replied. “But the guy I beat up had insulted the Polish Army uniform. I couldn’t let that stand.” The officer harrumphed, then mumbled, “Well, don’t let it happen again.” The reality? The barroom thug had called Tuvia the equivalent of “dirty Jew.”

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  38. Pam says:

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  39. EternalVigilanc3 says:

    What stood out to me, was his mention of the V.A. database and the DoD database. Took them 5 months to sync the databases up. Holy wa!!!

    The fact that those databases were not synced in the first place is alarming. No wonder our Vets have had such a problem with the V.A.

    This Press conference showed me in detail, how slow and corrupt our government had become.

    P.S. to the commentator who asked about floppies being manufactured. I would assume they aren’t any more and our forces probably have had to go to garage sales to find “new” used ones. Just like how our air force has been resolved to go to bone yards for parts. :/

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  40. EternalVigilanc3 says:

    P.S. Five months to do that is rather fast

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  41. MOA says:

    It’s hard to be definitive. I can only judge on what I hear him say and the tit bits of philosophy attributed to Jared elsewhere.

    An earnest gen x-er, a catastrophic anthropogenic global warmist (media needs to corner him on this, so we know for sure), with some implications on how he can organise your life because you don’t know how…….and too young to know much.

    Thank god for Wilbur and TRex and Lightheizer and Mattis and Perry and Mick Mulvaney and Pruitt and Perdue and Zinke and Mnuchin (I fear but hope ) and Bannon and most of all the Pres.
    We have plenty of adults available.
    With luck PTrump will not come to rely only on family in a hostile world.

    (I know any suspicions of Jared makes me a troll, take it as read I understand your problem).

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