Rivada, White House lobbying Defense Department on 5G spectrum-leasing plan

But the military has not embraced the proposal, even though it was pushed directly by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive internal deliberations.

“I’ll just be honest with you, the department has not embraced spectrum-leasing at this point … there are just so many issues at play including bringing in receipts and dollars into the department, and we don’t know how the DoD would even do that,” said a senior defense official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the matter freely.

“We’re looking for industry and [other government agencies] to give us some innovative ideas about how that might happen,” the official said.

The lobbying document obtained by The Post shows Rivada proposing that it create a 5G network and rent out that spectrum to private companies such as Netflix, Facebook or Tesla.

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Biden taps Facebook executive for White House role as big tech infiltrates transition

President-elect Joe Biden is busy hiring staffers for his transition team and his administration, including some individuals with ties to the country’s largest technology companies.

Biden named Louisa Terrell the White House director of legislative affairs Friday. Terrell is a former member of the Obama administration, though she also served in a senior position at Facebook.

Biden last week announced members of the agency review teams, which include a number of individuals who worked for big technology companies ranging from Uber to Amazon.

Former Apple lobbyist Cynthia Hogan is working full-time for the administration, as is Jessica Hertz, who worked for Facebook.


Lawmakers, especially the more progressive members of the Democratic Party, have criticized the country’s largest technology companies throughout recent years, over concerns ranging from anticompetitive behaviors to censorship.

Progressives including Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,

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The Latest: President Trump invites Michigan GOP leaders to White House

DETROIT — President Donald Trump summoned Michigan’s Republican legislative leaders to the White House for a meeting Friday amid a longshot GOP push to overturn the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the battleground state.

Two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Trump invited Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey and House Speaker Lee Chatfield. They agreed to go, according to a state official aware of the leaders’ plans. The two officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were discussing private conversations.

It was not immediately clear what the meeting would be about. Neither Shirkey nor Chatfield commented.

Wayne County Board of Canvassers Chair Monica Palmer, left, talks with Vice Chair Jonathan Kinloch before the board’s Tuesday, Nov. 17 meeting in Detroit. Michigan’s largest county has unanimously certified election results showing Democrat Joe Biden defeating President Donald Trump, hours after Republicans first blocked formal

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How This Former White House Advisor Is Leading More Women And Minorities Into Tech

Tired of barriers keeping promising young women, low-income students, and people of color away from computer science and engineering careers, Ruthe Farmer—the former Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion at the Obama White House—has committed her life to equal opportunity in tech. 

After getting her MBA at Oxford’s Said Business School, Ruthe began to fully explore why so few computer science graduates were women—especially because it wasn’t always that way. “It was really shocking,” Ruth says. “In 1984, 37% of graduates were women. It had declined by 2004–2005 to around 10%.”

She also realized that it wasn’t just a problem for women. Frustratingly few low-income students and people of color were achieving degrees focused on science, technology, engineering, and math—collectively known as STEM fields. “We had to fix computer science for everybody,” she says. “It wasn’t just that women’s participation had declined. Everybody’s participation had declined.”


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House Republicans Push Back Against Report Saying Remote Voting Technology Exists

In a Wednesday press release, three Republican members of the Committee on House Administration described a proposed remote voting program for representatives, that’s being touted by some Democrats, as being “unproven, unsecure, and unconstitutional.”

Kevin McCarthy et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy indicated his lack of support for allowing members of the House of Representatives to vote remotely in a Wednesday press release.

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy indicated his lack of support for allowing members of the House of Representatives to vote remotely in a Wednesday press release.

A report published Tuesday by Committee on House Administration Chairperson Zoe Lofgren concluded that the technology existed for the House to conduct remote voting. Although the House authorized voting by proxy in May as a safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lofgren’s study revolves around an expansion of that system. Some members of the GOP have decried any form of proxy voting. Wednesday’s statement alleged that Democrats would use the remote voting system to avoid in-person discussion of the issues.

Pelosi Calls On Republicans To ‘Come Back

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White House taps second controversial scientist to steer major U.S. climate change report

A second Trump political appointee who questions the seriousness of global warming has been assigned a key role in the program that oversees the federal government’s definitive report on climate change.

a fish swimming under water: This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 11, 2018. (NOAA via AP)

This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 11, 2018. (NOAA via AP)

Ryan Maue, the newly installed chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has been detailed to the White House where he will have an oversight role at the U.S. Global Change Research Program, which carries out the climate report.

Trump administration official who questions global warming will run key climate program

Maue’s move was confirmed by two NOAA officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Maue joins climate skeptic David Legates, a meteorologist who claims that excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is good for plants and

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Trump mulls a future outside the White House as 2020 options fade

WASHINGTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – With his long-shot efforts to hang on for a second term dwindling, U.S. President Donald Trump is discussing with advisers several media ventures and appearances that would keep him in the spotlight ahead of a potential 2024 White House bid.

In the near term, Trump is expected to campaign on behalf of Republican U.S. Senate candidates in Georgia ahead of Jan. 5 runoff elections that will determine whether Republicans hang on to control of the chamber, the president’s aides said.

He also is considering starting a new television channel or social media company to compete with those he felt betrayed him and stifled his ability to communicate directly with Americans, according to several advisers.

“I think every option is on the table, for a social media to a media company to him announcing he’s running for president the day he leaves,” said a Republican official

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A cutting-edge research facility in England is looking to design the house of the future

  • The Energy House 2.0 project builds on prior research conducted by a team at the University of Salford.
  • A wide range of organizations in the U.K. are now working towards making the built environment more sustainable.

A view of Manchester, England, at night.

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A view of Manchester, England, at night.

In England, scientists are trying to create the home of the future by testing how varying types of weather affect energy use in both homes and small buildings.


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Construction work is underway on a £16 million ($21.07 million) facility which will utilize a heating, ventilating and air conditioning system to create snow, solar exposure, rain and wind in two “giant chambers.”

Two furnished houses will be located in each of these chambers at the University of Salford’s Energy House 2.0 site. Scientists will be able to drop temperatures to minus 20 degrees Celsius (minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit) or, at the other

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Here’s How Elon Musk, Tesla Will Benefit From Biden Winning The White House


  • Biden’s “Build Back Better” program could help electric vehicle in the adoption
  • The clean energy policy will increase the number of charging stations across the US
  • Critical clean energy technologies may see a dramatic cost reduction

Elon Musk and Tesla may significantly benefit from a Biden administration plan to subsidize electric vehicles and roll out charging stations across the U.S.

President-elect Joe Biden revealed plans of increasing the number of electric vehicle charging stations in the country, from 27,000 to 550,000, as part of his “Build Back Better” clean energy campaign, CNBC reported.  

“Tesla would be one of the biggest winners as an electric vehicle pure play, because EVs would be very heavily subsidized under a Biden administration,” Garrett Nelson of CRFA Research said. 

“You’re looking at about a 20-fold increase in the number of EV charging stations, which would really help the electric vehicles in the adoption,” 

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Silicon Valley gears up for new relationship with a Biden White House

with Tonya Riley

Silicon Valley stands to benefit from the first executive orders that President-elect Joe Biden plans to sign when he’s sworn into office in January. 

Biden plans to immediately reverse some of President Trump’s actions on immigration and climate change, according to my colleagues Matt Viser, Seung Min Kim and Annie Linskey. These have been among the most publicly contentious issues between Silicon Valley and Trump since the early days of his administration. 

Biden plans to reinstate a program allowing “dreamers,” who were brought to the United States illegally as children, to remain in the country. He’ll also repeal the ban on almost all travel from some Muslim-majority countries. Many chief executives protested these moves and challenged them in court, arguing that the Trump administration’s immigration crackdowns were negatively affecting their employees and efforts to recruit the best engineering talent from all over the world. 

Biden will

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