U.S. Government Woos 'Patriotic Citizens with Technical Expertise'

The White House plans to convene technology giants including Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft and IBM and urge them to make it easier for their workers to leave behind their big paychecks and snazzy office perks and do brief tours of duty in government. For the Trump administration, the hope is that private companies might encourage employees to take leaves of absence to help modernize state and federal agencies — bringing a Silicon Valley sensibility to challenges like improving veterans' health care and combating cybersecurity threats.