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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.
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One Man, One Job: Win The Pentagon’s Next Big Contract

June 23, 2017 LE BOURGET, FRANCE — At the Paris Air Show this week, Bill Lynn, the very tall former deputy defense secretary from President Barack Obama’s first term, stood out among average-sized Italian and American businessmen. The Italians hired Lynn in 2012 to land big U.S. government contracts. Capturing the prized, multibillion-dollar...

Networking in Paris; F-35’s debut — and ungrounding; Russia sets aircraft goals; and a lot more.

June 22, 2017 Here’s the go-to small-talk question from just about everyone at the Paris Air Show this week: “Any news?” This year’s edition of the biennial event has lacked the typical flurry of announcements of major defense deals, program moves, and partnerships between companies. You may be asking why firms spent millions...

Global Demand for U.S. Weapons 'Busier Than Ever' in Trump Era, So Far

June 22, 2017 LE BOURGET, FRANCE — The shift in U.S. presidential administrations has not affected the world’s demand for American-made weapons, Pentagon officials and industry executives said at the Paris Air Show. “What I’m seeing is a global demand from our partners in air, space and cyberspace,” said Heidi Grant, who has...

What Is Oklahoma's Governor Doing at One of the World's Largest Air Shows?

June 21, 2017 LE BOURGET, France — The shift in U.S. presidential administrations has not affected the world’s demand for American-made weapons, Pentagon officials and industry executives said at the Paris Air Show. “What I’m seeing is a global demand from our partners in air, space and cyberspace,” said Heidi Grant, who has...

Global Demand for US Weapons 'Busier Than Ever' in Trump Era, So Far

June 21, 2017 LE BOURGET, FRANCE — The shift in U.S. presidential administrations has not affected the world’s demand for American-made weapons, Pentagon officials and industry executives said at the Paris Air Show. “What I’m seeing is a global demand from our partners in air, space and cyberspace,” said Heidi Grant, who has...

European Allies Want Used F-16s, But Are There Enough to Go Around?

June 19, 2017 LE BOURGET, FRANCE — American allies across Europe want used F-16 fighter jets, but there might not be enough planes to go around, U.S. Air Force officials say. “There’s a demand for excess F-16s out there from a lot of our European partners,” Heidi Grant, deputy undersecretary of the Air...

What to expect at the Paris Air Show; Boeing Defense 2.0; Bomb demand still high; and a lot more.

June 15, 2017 Next week’s Paris Air Show marks the first real chance the business-friendly Trump administration gets to tout the American aerospace industry on the international front. But while some of the faces and personalities of the U.S. delegation are new, the Aerospace Industries Association — the chief advocacy group for America’s...

Boeing to Cut 50 Executives, Reorganize Defense Business

June 14, 2017 Aerospace giant Boeing will reorganize its defense and space business, eliminating dozens of executive billets and creating new business units for fighter jets, drones, space and helicopters. Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, announced the move Tuesday afternoon. She said the changes would allow quicker decisions and...

Boeing to Cut 50 Executives, Reorganize Defense Business

June 13, 2017 Aerospace giant Boeing will reorganize its defense and space business, eliminating dozens of executive billets and creating new business units for fighter jets, drones, space and helicopters. Leanne Caret, CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security, announced the move Tuesday afternoon. She said the changes would allow quicker decisions and...

US Air Force Grounds F-35s at Arizona Base

June 9, 2017 The U.S. Air Force has grounded 55 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters at Arizona's Luke Air Force base following five incidents in which pilots experienced symptoms of oxygen deprivation. The pilots “reported physiological incidents while flying” but a backup oxygen system turned on, allowing them to land safely, Capt....