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Marcus Weisgerber

Global Business Editor

Marcus Weisgerber
Marcus Weisgerber is the global business editor for Defense One, where he writes about the intersection of business and national security. He has been covering defense and national security issues for more than a decade, previously as Pentagon correspondent for Defense News and chief editor of Inside the Air Force. He has reported from Afghanistan, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, and often travels with the defense secretary and other senior military officials.
IT Modernization

Digital Engineering Could Speed Wartime Arms Production

It could also allow contractors to build and modernize weapons they did not create.

CIO Briefing

CIA’s Last Classified Fax Machines Are About to Retire

A secure email system dubbed Gray Magic will replace the legendary analog technology.

CIO Briefing

US Air Force, Navy Extend 50% Work-From-Home Indefinitely

New memos suggest office space occupancy may never return to 100 percent.

CIO Briefing

Biden Taps Frank Kendall To Be Air Force Secretary

Former Pentagon acquisition chief has relevant experience defining threats and modernization needs, colleagues say.

Cybersecurity

Space Firms Put Aside Rivalries to Share Threat Data

A new clearinghouse has begun gathering and distributing information about threats to space networks, products, and services.

IT Modernization

Air Force Goes Commercial for Project-Management App

The service aims to accelerate its digitization by adopting product lifecycle management software already used by industry.

Emerging Tech

Roper Makes His Pitch To Biden Team: ‘I Want to Be Part of the China Fight’

The Air Force acquisition chief says he keeps politics out of his work at the Pentagon — and that the U.S. will lose against China without agility.

CIO Briefing

Trump Fires Esper, Taps NCTC Director to be Acting SecDef

Christopher Miller becomes Trump's fourth acting defense secretary just 72 days before Inauguration Day.

CIO Briefing

Would Biden WH, GOP Senate Prevent Defense-Spending Dip?

As the nation waits for election results, some analysts are looking ahead.

Emerging Tech

Lockheed Seeks Commercial Tie-Ups to Chase 5G Work

CEO Taiclet wants a leading role as U.S. and allied militaries build out their next-gen mobile networks.

Emerging Tech

The Pentagon’s Research Chief and His Deputy Are Resigning

Michael Griffin, defense undersecretary for research and engineering, and his deputy announced their July 10 departure in an email to staff.

CIO Briefing

Pentagon Starts Bailing Out Companies that Have Lost Business Due to Coronavirus

The Defense Department is sending millions of dollars to keep companies afloat, and more deals are expected.

CIO Briefing

Defense Companies Scramble to Make Virtual Internships Work

Despite the economic crisis, the industry has too much to do, and not enough people to do it.

CIO Briefing

Coronavirus Is Rising Around Military, Defense Infrastructure, Analysis Shows

The Govini assessment indicates that COVID-19 is about to hit military bases and manufacturing hubs in the southern and western United States.

CIO Briefing

Defense Firms Limit Travel, Adapt As Coronavirus Spreads

Singapore’s air show was a “ghost town,” but so far, the organizers of big U.S. trade shows are pressing ahead with their events.

CIO Briefing

Russian and Chinese Satellites Are Helping U.S. Pilots Spy on Russia and China

U-2 pilots are wearing watches that connect to foreign satellites, giving them backup navigation when GPS is jammed.