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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 16 years, 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. Marcus’ work has been cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and many other U.S. and international publications. He has provided expert analysis on BBC, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, SiriusXM and other television and radio networks. In 2018, he won a Neal Award for his coverage of the Pentagon and defense industry. Marcus served as vice president of the Pentagon Press Association from 2015 to 2022. An avid hockey fan, Marcus earned a bachelor's degree in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire.
CXO Briefing

After Big Pentagon Contract Wins, L3Harris CEO Eyes More Growth

Three years after merger of L3 Technologies and Harris, the company is striving to “compete on a level playing field,” CEO Kubasik says.

Emerging Tech

Air Force Awards $985M Hypersonic Cruise Missile Contract to Raytheon Technologies

The company and its partner Northrop Grumman were chosen over bids from Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

CXO Briefing

Defense Firms Sound Inflation Alarm as Congress Mulls 2023 Budget

One trade association says Pentagon would lose $110 billion in buying power.

CXO Briefing

Boeing, Northrop Grumman Join Group Pushing 3D Printing to Small Suppliers

The White House-backed compact is also part of an effort to make supply chains more resilient.

Emerging Tech

Army Finishes Early Testing of Next-Generation Helicopter Engine

The General Electric power plants will be installed in the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.

Emerging Tech

Raytheon Technologies Invests in Hypersonic Aircraft Startup Hermeus

It’s the first investment by the aerospace and defense giant’s new venture arm.

CXO Briefing

Lockheed Secretly Worked to Block Airbus’ Influence in Washington—While Teaming on Major Pentagon Bid

Internal email reveals U.S. company’s pressure to deny Europeans’ application to powerful trade group.

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Pentagon Reorganizes Industrial Policy Office to Shore Up Defense Firms, Supply Chain

The restructure gives two new deputies to the assistant secretary for industrial policy—and "dissolves" another.

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Russia’s Invasion Will Boost 2023 Defense Budget, Top Democrat Says

Rep. Adam Smith: Putin’s war “fundamentally altered what our national security posture” needs to be.

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Defense Firms Brace for Billions of Dollars in New Taxes, And Hope for Congressional Relief

If a 2017 law stays in place, there’s a fear U.S. companies would reduce research-and-development spending.

Policy

US Defense Firms Could Take Hit as West Sanctions Russia

The country plays a small but important role in both supply chains and sales.

Emerging Tech

Mike Bloomberg Named Chair of Defense Innovation Board

The former New York City mayor and billionaire replaces Mark Sirangelo.

Emerging Tech

Who’s in Charge of US Space Policy?

Space professionals worry the National Space Council is ceding its defense portfolio.

CXO Briefing

Defense Spending Could Rise, Wall Street Analysis Say

Ten months into the Biden administration, predictions of flat budgets are evaporating amid inflation and Congress delays.

CXO Briefing

SecDef Warns Against Over-Hyping Recent Chinese Weapons Tests

The defense secretary also pushed for deeper ties between the Pentagon and technology firms.

Emerging Tech

Lockheed Martin and Verizon to Partner to Develop 5G Tech for the Military

The companies recently connected a military communications network to a commercial 5G network.

CXO Briefing

Defense Business Board Relaunches After Pentagon Review

Former Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James named chair of the diverse advisory board.