Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son-in-law to President Trump, asked major firms, including Apple and Google, on Thursday to help the government better utilize technology, according to a report.

During a private phone call, Kushner and members of the White House Office of American Innovation, which Kushner leads, asked the tech giants for help, possibly through a system of "tours of duty" in which tech engineers offer advice to the U.S. government, Recode reported.

Kushner and other advisers to Trump spoke privately with officials from Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, Intel, MasterCard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oracle, and SAP.

Increasing the use of cloud computing within the government and making its data more accessible to those outside of it were the goal of new teams announced during the call, which would work toward reducing regulations.