Posted by National Review Online on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 08:22:03The president has promised to “bring back jobs and put people back to work,” but that’s not how the engine works in the Trump administration.
Instead, the engine is a system designed to run the federal government without having to rely on a single database server, as was the case for Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush.
In a video posted on Friday, February 17, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Department of Homeland Security has been designated as the engine of the Trump presidency.
That means that the engine will be run by the Department’s Office of Homeland Technology and Management (OTSIM), which will run the engines infrastructure, processes and systems that oversee the federal bureaucracy.
The engine is part of a broader plan to reinvigorate the federal workforce and rebuild the federal infrastructure in the wake of the Great Recession.
But that plan is likely to face opposition in Congress, where Republicans control both the House and Senate.
“The president’s promise to bring back jobs, bring back people to work, rebuild our crumbling infrastructure, and restore security to our nation are all promises that will be put to the test by the administration,” the National Republican Congressional Committee said in a statement.
“The Trump administration’s vision for the future of the United States government is a continuation of President Obama’s failed policies and programs that have hurt our country and the American people.”
This is a developing story.
We’ll update this article as more information becomes available.