President Donald Trump is sending a senior software engineer, who previously worked for Ford Motor Co., to work in the White House, a White House official confirmed to POLITICO.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private personnel matters.
The person, who is not authorized to discuss the personnel matters of the president, said the person is working in the National Security Council’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and is expected to arrive in Washington in early November.
Trump has sought to reshape the national security apparatus, appointing two new National Security Advisor and Secretary of Defense.
In a statement, the White Trump Organization said, “Mr. Trump and his team have consistently embraced the need for innovation and new thinking in the national intelligence and security community.”
Trump has been an enthusiastic fan of the auto industry, a sector he has spent billions of dollars building.
In March, Trump unveiled the Trump International Golf Club at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, a club he bought in 2015.
Trump said it would be a “game changer” for the country.
The Trump International golf course was a centerpiece of the Trump Organization’s efforts to revitalize Palm Beach County, Florida.
It has a five-hole course that has a handicap of 6.
The project has been plagued by lawsuits and setbacks.