News & Updates

The Government Business Executive Forum is excited to announce the kickoff of the GBEF annual agenda with the 1st Focus Forum on February 21, 2019 at The City Club in Washington DC.

Guest speaker, Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy Lance Leggitt, will speak on his key position as a top advisor to President Trump and a member of the President’s Domestic Policy Council.

With the recent release of the Executive Order on Artifical Intelligence, Leggitt will discuss what this means to industry as well as other Administration policies – current and planned – on health care, infrastructure, energy, and of course, law enforcement to include homeland security and border protection.

GBEF members will have the the opportunity to present one to two page proposals and/or issue papers that might be of interest the President’s Domestic Policy Agenda.

These informal discussions are among key member benefits. A reception will follow the meeting where Executive Committee Members have the opportunity to speak one on one with the speaker.

The GBEF welcomed GBEF General members and the following honorary guests to the reception:

  • Department of Labor Assistant Secretary G. Bryan Slater
  • Department of Labor CIO Gundeep Ahluwalia
  • Department of Commerce Financial Services and Technology Director Paul Thanos
  • USCIS Branch Chief Justin Legary
  • Department of Veterans Affairs CIO Dominic Cussatt

About Lance Leggitt

Lance Leggitt is Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Deputy Director of the President’s Domestic Policy Council (DPC). Mr. Leggitt is a Washington policy veteran who began his career as a senior policy advisor to former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore. He held senior positions in the George W. Bush Administration in both the Department of Health and Human Services and the White House.
Mr. Leggitt is one of President Trump’s top domestic policy advisors and has major responsibility in coordinating the President’s domestic agenda across Executive Branch departments and agencies.

About the Domestic Policy Council (DPC)

The DPC is the major organization within the Office of White House Policy and is responsible for coordination of the President’s domestic policy agenda, excluding economic policy which is the purview of the National Economic Council. The DPC also includes a number of subordinate White House functions as well.

Structure and Membership of the United States Domestic Policy Council
(As of November 2018)

President Donald Trump

Andrew Bremberg (Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy)

Deputy Director
Lance Leggitt (Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy)

Regular Attendees
Vice President
Mike Pence
General William
Barr HHS
Secretary Alex
DHS Secretary Kiersten Nielsen
DOL Secretary Alexander Acosta
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie
DOI David Bernhardt (Acting)
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos
HUD Secretary Ben Carson
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue
DOT Secretary Elaine Chao
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Moss
DOE Secretary Rick Perry
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin)

About the Executive Office of the President

The Executive Office of the President includes nearly 4,000 employees. There are three principal White House umbrella divisions: White House Office (West Wing staff – the President’s direct reports and closest advisors), the National Security Council, and the Office of Management and Budget. Very few EOP employees require Senate confirmation.
The Executive Office of the President’s budget is $714 million.

Helpful Links:

Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence

Executive Office of the President

About Government Business Executive Forum

The Government Business Executive Forum (GBEF) is a premier network of top government and technology professionals in business and government. Anchored in the United States, global in its reach, the GBEF builds an integrated program designed to bring influencers of government and technology together at its flagship event, held in partnership with CES- CES Government.

This event is available to Executive Committee Members by invitation only. For more information on joining the GBEF.